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“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.” Luke 12:48

There is a sense in which all man-kind has been given a measure of grace from God- for which all man-kind will be required to give an accounting to God.  All of us were created with the abilities of thought, emotion, and expression through language; so that all of us could know God, love God, and worship God. In other words, all humans were given the basic abilities needed to glorify God. Even so, Christians have been given a greater measure of God’s grace. Therefore, we will be required to give a greater accounting to God for that which He has given us. God has regenerated our mental and emotional abilities; He has given us the eyes that are necessary for recognizing the indescribable worth of God in His holiness. He has given us the renewed abilities necessary for responding to His indescribable worth in loving adoration and worship of Him. Believers have been reconciled to God, and “… have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator” (Colossians 3:10). So you see, we (Christians) are the ones who have been given much. Therefore, with everything in us and with everything that has been entrusted to us, we should make much of God.  For we know that the Day in which we will give an accounting to God for what He has given to us is fast upon us, and we also know that  “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.”