Monday, 2 September 2013

Equals, responsibility

Tim Challies asks what disposable time plus disposable income ought to equal for Christians.

His answer ("opportunity") isn't terrible, but it misses the mark. He nearly gets there - his wording in unpacking what "opportunity" means mentions "stewardship". But stewardship isn't primarily about opportunity; it is about responsibility. The Biblical answer is "responsibility": "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. When the Master gives you ten talents, and not just five or one, he holds you responsible for ten talents, not just five or one. That thought ought to make a lot of us as Western Christians at this juncture not so much be excited at the opportunity, as tremble at the waste.

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