It’s Not Too Much

“Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Sanctify to Me every firstborn, the first offspring of every womb among the sons of Israel, both of man and beast; it belongs to Me.’” (Exodus 13:1-2)

It is striking that God has no hesitations in claiming the firstborn of everything. “It belongs to Me,” He said. That is true. He MADE those firstborn. He created them all — and all the “other” born as well! They are ALL His, and He can require whatever He will, whenever He wants, without recrimination. It all belongs to Him. It is not “too much.”

It is the same with anything in our lives. Whatever God asks is not too much. What should be held back from Him who made all, and gave us all?

If He asks for our tithe; it is not too much.

If He asks for our most prized possession; it is not too much.

If He asks for our vocation; it is not too much.

If He asks for our child; it is not too much. (Ask Abraham)

If He asks for our greatest love; it is not too much.

If He calls for our life; it is not too much.

If we merely seek to live comfortable lives, and play at religion, then there will be sacrifices which seem too great to make in the name of that “religion.” But if we truly know and serve the God of the Universe, the Creator of everything, then whatever He asks, is not too much.

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, provides brief devotions from own personal daily Bible reading, as well as some of my sermons, book reviews, and family life experiences.
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