Growth Required

Re:Verse passage – Luke 19:11-27 (day four)

Maybe this is where the saying…”to whom much is given, much will be required”… came from.  Or maybe it was Luke 12:41-48…or maybe Matthew 25.  Get the point?  This is a message that Jesus taught all through the Gospels.  God expects His children to be fruitful with all they have.  According to our abilities, God expects and requires us to produce fruit…profit, reward, gain.  For those who fail in this assignment, Jesus calls them a worthless, lazy slave.

God’s expectation is not just limited to money.  He has given His children talents, truths, and wisdom.  We are not to hoard His gifts and blessings to ourselves, but rather invest them into the lives of others.  Wealth and riches…whatever they look like in your life…are meant to grow.

How is your investment portfolio?  Not financial…your gifts, talents, truths, and wisdom invested into the lives of others.  Will you receive the commendation, “well done, thou good and faithful servant”?

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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