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Why Were We Born Where We Were Born?

Luke 12:48b

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..

20140530-104833-38913743.jpgI have a question I have never been able to answer – maybe you can help me. Why were we born where we were born? One quick answer to this question is – I was born where I was born to be close to my mother (LOL). But on a more serious note – is it completely random that I was born into the majority race – in the USA – of middle class parents – who were educated – had sound morals – and a Christian faith?

Israel was called from among the nations – beginning with Abram – as God’s chosen nation. They were chosen for service – not for privilege. They were called to tell the nations about God, yet they began to call the other nations pagan – godless. They withheld the knowledge of God from the world – in many cases. Even the Disciples had a hard time with Paul taking the Gospel to the Gentile world.

We may not be the most privileged in our society – but compared to the world – all of us are the most privileged.

Why were we born with the privilege we have? And if for a reason, are we fulfilling it?  If our church has a lovely building – is it to house us and keep us secluded from the community around us or is it to be used to serve others and draw them to Christ?

Luke 12:48b – 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. NIV

Luke 12:48b – For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more. NKJV

As people of privilege – we should be using that privilege to serve God rather than serving self. It is not – those who have the most in the end – wins. It is – those who use what they have to serve Jesus and reach others for Christ! What do you think?

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.

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October 10, 2014 - Posted by | Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Outreach, Personal, Theology, Vision | , , , , , , , ,

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