And he said to them, “Is a lamp brought in to be put under a basket, or under a bed, and not on a stand? For nothing is hidden except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret except to come to light. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you. For to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”
As I read these verses I am reminded that the Kingdom of God does not operate under the same principles that we see in the world. The world operates in secrecy and darkness while the Kingdom thrives in the light and transparency. Sages in this age speak to us of being frugal and saving for a rainy day but voices in the Kingdom proclaim that everything belongs to the One that we cannot out give. One is focused inward while the other looks outward.
God is not interested in blessing us with things that we do not need or use. Many desire wealth but they do not use what they already have. Others want gifts of friends but they do not cherish the people in their lives today. Yet to those who made good use of the gifts that they have been given God promises that more will be given. For to whom much is given much is required. It is a principle of His kingdom and one that we do well in following.
Help me to be faithful with the things and friends that you have blessed me with Lord.