Much given, much demanded!


What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?

“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded.” (Luke 12:48)
Jesus uses the master/slave relationship as a parable.
Not because it is good, but because it is what they knew.
Sadly, in that time “cut him to pieces” (12:46) was real.
Jesus uses this negative example to make a positive point.
God has given us much, and he does want us to use it for good.
Not to live for personal pleasure, or to beat others (12:45).
God is not a selfish master but a loving father, and demands love.
This is the “master’s will” (12:47), and why God blesses us.
If everyone lived this way, all would be loved and blessed.
We’ve been put in charge of Go’s world, what are we doing with it?
I’ve been given much, but am I using it for the master’s will?
God’s demands are not unfair, they are based on God’s grace.
Jesus is inviting us to both receive and share God’s grace.
If we do not share it, should we expect to share in it?
Lord, your grace to me is too much, but your expectation of me is not too much. Help me not to be a selfish servant, but to be eager to do your will!


  1. There is accountability for all the gifts – material or immaterial or spiritual – that have been given to me: “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.” I know much as been given and I am grateful. I know on my own I’ll never fully measure up to what’s expected but through the HS I can strive to do so – not always the best – Lord help me to be faithful and useful for your Kingdom’s sake! Bless this day and help me to be a blessing!

  2. I am not my own but belong to Him, my Master. I was created to serve with my talents/abilities/gifts. I was created to serve Him. He has blessed me and I need to be a blessing to others. As Jesus wa a blessing to all He met so I too need to be a blessing to all I meet and greet, sharing His love. In this way I need to be an instrument of His peace. Each day anew I need to go out and serve the Lord.

    Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.

    O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.

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