Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Abundance


It Is Written, Luke 12:48, for everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required;  and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask more.
For the average person reading this verse, the thing that comes to mind is money.  They think the Bible is talking about people who have plenty, sharing their money with those who don't have much.
That statement is true, as far as it goes.  The fact is however it goes much further than that.  It actually refers to anything you have an abundance of. God gave abundance to people with the idea that they share.  God blesses you, so you bless others.
A couple of examples of what these blessings are about.  Let's start out with a preacher.  Most preachers have a much better idea of what the Bible says, and what it means, then the average person.  This also includes knowledge about how Jesus wants us to live, by example.
The preacher was called by God and given the inspiration to read, understand, and interpret the Bible, and to teach others.  This preacher did not receive understanding for just his own edification, but to help lead others to find God.  He also teaches by example in the way he lives according to what Jesus taught.  He is practicing Luke 12:48.
Suppose you have plenty of free time.  You can donate some of your time as a volunteer in all sorts of places.  You can be a blessing to others, and by example, help someone find Jesus.  You can teach, be a big brother, work in a soup kitchen.  The Lord has work for all of us, to advance the kingdom. Ask Him what you are to do, and He will tell you.  Just listen for His voice. Have a blessed day.
Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me.  Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation.  Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen