But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. 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. Luke 12:48
This has been a verse that I have heard, and even quoted many times throughout my life, but today in my devotions I took the opportunity to meditate on it a bit, and realized just how much I have failed in this area.
What are some of the things I have been given that I find it all too easy to take for granted or neglect.
My Bible: Am I diligent with Bible study and memorization?
Prayer: Whew, definitely don’t take advantage of this one. And the Lord has even provided me with a house, that has plenty of spaces for “going into my closet”. (Yes, that is more of a novelty than one might imagine).
My family: Am I diligent to serve them and minister to them at every opportunity.
And so many more things, I can’t even begin to enumerate them!
I know most Christians have been given these same things, and yet many of them are new Christians, or have not been given the wonderful opportunities and advantages I have such as being raised in a Christian family, and taught from the Bible, how I am to take advantage of and cultivate all of these things. So that in itself is something I will be called on the give an account of. What a sobering thought!
What has God given you, that could be used for His glory?