To Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Required:

Pastor’s Corner: October 2018:

 

To Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Required:

Luke 12:48b states: “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.”  In life, we often forget the many blessing that God has bestowed upon us. We often forget just where we started and how far God has brought us. We may become complacent or self-satisfied in our opulent lifestyle, or with our many possessions. We may think that our status or our lifestyle is due to our worthiness or superior value in the sight of God. But this is simply not true. God gives us increasingly more and more so that we will possess the tools and resources to increasingly help others.

 

The life of a Christian involves a lifetime commitment to sacrifice our lives to give back to God for His many blessings by continuously helping others. The more we acquire, the higher our accomplishments, the higher God’s expectation that we will utilize everything we have to help others. As our status, power, wisdom, experiences, and resources expand, the more God asks of us. The higher the gifts from God, the higher the divine expectations. We are expected to thankfully receive and to increase the gifts, talents, and resources that God has given us by having an increasingly positive impact upon the lives of others. Those who rightfully receive and increase the things God has given them shall increasingly receive more responsibilities, gifts, and resources. When this occurs, we widen the circle of help and love.  Conversely, there are many individuals who utilize the blessings that God has given them only to benefit themselves. To them, the things that God has given them shall be taken away because they have not increased them according to His Will and Purpose. The spiritual standard is this: The more generous you are in helping others, the more you will ultimately possess.

 

Sincerely,

Reverend John David Long

Pastor: Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church

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