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A Daily Devotion for Friday, September 24


Luke 12:48


”But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. 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.“


We have talked before about the complaint of “hypocrisy” from those outside the church. Christians are often seen as hypocrites who talk a lot about doing the right thing, but often do the wrong thing. It is not enough for us to say, “We are all sinners, we are trying to be better.” When we are the recipients of the Word, if we truly believe Jesus Christ died for our sins, we need to do better. We are accountable to God, and we need to be accountable to each other.

Holy Lord, help me to see my choices before I make them. Give me a moment to think before I react. Give me a warm heart. I owe it all to you. Amen


Becky, transforming


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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Sep 24, 2021

Luke 12:48 In this verse, Jesus is telling Peter and us how we should live until he comes. It is especially important for those with gifts and talents that they be used in Jesus’ name. All of us have enough gifts and talents to keep us busy while we wait. Some of us discover our gifts later in life, others have always been on display. Jesus is only asking us to use them for God’s glory. When Jesus asks, we should obey. Prayer, Gracious God, thank you always for the humble talents you have given me. Using them brings me much joy. Amen

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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Sep 24, 2021

Luke 12:48

But the one who does not know, and does things deserving punishment will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more. To whom much is given, much will be required (Luke 12:48). I have heard this scripture many times. Most importantly, in the campaign of stewardship. I know it means I am held responsible for what I have. If I have been blessed with talents, wealth, knowledge, time, it is expected that I would use these gifts to benefit others. One way someone might misunderstand this is by concluding that those with less have less responsibility—that they don’…

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Barbara
Barbara
Sep 24, 2021

Luke 12: 48 But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. 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.


What do I do with the knowledge I have from reading the Bible? Do I attempt to follow what is written to live a life that is pleasing to God? I would have to answer that I try. I am not always successful, but I try. When I stand in judgement, I hope that Jesus knew that I tried. I may not be at the top of the class, but I did t…


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Tom
Tom
Sep 24, 2021

Luke 12:48

Using one’s God-given talent to accumulate wealth is not a sin. But for the believer, a failure to share with those in need proportionately with one’s wealth goes against the teaching of Jesus. It is no surprise whatsoever that social data consistently show that people of faith consistently give more to charity than non-believers across all socioeconomic lines. Even Wesley said, “Work all you can. Earn all you can. Give all you can.“ What is important to remember is that we share because we are saved and not in order to be saved, and that Jesus commanded our sharing to be proportionate, not merely the extra change found under our seat cushions.


Prayer - Giving God, we believe…

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