My college friend and sister-in-law Linda Martin just tagged me with the “Seven-Day Scripture Challenge.” It’s not complicated, it’s just to post seven scriptures that mean something to me, one per day, and then challenge two more people to do the same. Here are some that matter to me.
Luke 12:48 (a fragment of it actually): “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.”
I’ve always been somewhat unimpressed by the idea of a “life verse,” but if I were to pick one, this would be it. I may not feel like it by Western/American standards, but by any historical or global measure, I’m rich. I have access to resources and opportunities that could even be dreamed of by only a tiny fraction of all the humans in history. If I understand anything at all about Jesus’ teaching, it means I’ve got a big debt to pay.
I don’t mean this in a guilt-inducing sort of way, but we who have freedom and access to education and access to resources, are duty-bound to use them for the betterment of someone besides ourselves. You don’t have to be a Christian to believe this … in fact of those I’ve known who exemplify this teaching the best, not all have professed any faith at all. But if Jesus has any significance at all in one’s life, I’d say this is a principle that cannot be ignored. I hope I’m living up to it, at least a little.