Students sometimes ask, “What’s the minimum I have to do to receive a passing grade?” Employees sometimes ask, “What’s the minimum I have to do to keep my job?” Christians sometimes ask, “What’s the minimum I have to do to get to Heaven?” Sadly, many of us focus on the minimum! When the minimum becomes our standard spiritually, we jeopardize our spiritual growth which in turns impacts our faith & relationship with Christ. Why should I do more than the minimum?
Doing more than the minimum allows our spiritual blessings to be multiplied. Hebrews 6:13- 14 says For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.
Doing more than the minimum allows us to be rich by God’s measure. Proverbs 10:22 says The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it.
Doing more than the minimum allows our blessings to abound. Proverbs 28:20 says A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.
Doing more than the minimum allows us to praise & honor God. Revelation 7:12 says Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever.
Do I have to attend more than one worship service on Sunday? Do I have to attend weekly activities or meetings of the church? How many ways do I have to serve? If you are asking these questions, you are probably only doing the minimum. Will you do more than what God expects?