Much Will Be Required

Wait that’s not me!

From everyone who has been given much, much will be required, and from the one who has been entrusted with much, even more will be asked.  –Luke 12:48

That is not the entire verse so you can read the whole thing but I did not want to quote too much of the chapter.  The idea is what matters.  Much is required of those to whom much is given.  It reminds me a bit of the widow’s mite.  Much was given to her and she gave much, knowing what was required.

It can apply to that poor widow.  That does not bother me a bit as long as it does not apply to me!  I wish I could believe that but I know better.  Not even delusion can get me to think this does not apply to me.  Not even delusion.

That servant who knew his master’s will but did not get ready or do what his master asked will receive a severe beating. But the one who did not know his master’s will and did things worthy of punishment will receive a light beating.  –Luke 12:47-48

Verse 47 and the first part of 48 make it clear.  Earlier in chapter 12, Jesus says fear the one who can throw you in hell.  So are we among those that know the Master’s will?  Only the Master knows for sure but I suggest that we do know.

As I was in the shower this morning, I thought about grace a lot.  I thanked God for His grace and asked for more.  I cannot remember much more than that even though it was quite a specific prayer.  Where did that prayer go?  The more I try to remember, the further away it will go, so I must abandon it knowing that God already heard me.

Today is the day of salvation for someone.  Praise His Holy Name!