I Think I’m Short

S. O. A. P.

Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!

S-cripture:

Luke 12:48b

“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”

O-bservation:

These are the words of Jesus. He was very purposeful in saying, “To those who have been given much, much more will be required of them.”

A-pplication:

This is very clear, but it still leaves lots of room for personal inventory. When I read this passage, it doesn’t seem fair at first. That last line speaks to you and to me in a personal way. When God gives us much, He requires much MORE in return. How can that be? Isn’t it enough that we give Him the same back as He gave us? That seems reasonable to we mortals, but God sees it differently. When you read the story of the three men who were given talents in Scripture, it’s obvious that the owner blessed the ones who returned to the master a double portion of what had been given to them. It’s also evident that he judged the steward who returned the same amount as was originally given to him. But WHY? Anything that God gives us should be seen as a seed that He has placed in our hands to plant and see multiplied back. Any seed that is planted and nurtured will multiply back to the planter more than was planted. I’ve endeavored, as I’m sure you have, to plant the blessings God has given me. But whenever I start measuring whether or not I’ve multiplied back to the Lord, “I Think I’m Short.”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

Everything I have, You have given me. Please help me MULTIPLY back to You what You’ve given me. I don’t want to be short. Amen

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