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With Power, Comes Responsibility

"With power, comes responsibility." We are responsible to God for our use of whatever power He entrusts to us.

This is a true saying, supported by Scripture.

First, we know that all power belongs to God.

              "Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power
               belongs to God;" (Psalms 62:11 RSV)
        1 CHRONICLES 29:11-12 (RSV)
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        11
               Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the
               glory, and the victory, and the majesty; for all that is
               in the heavens and in the earth is thine; thine is the
               kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
        12
               Both riches and honor come from thee, and thou rulest over
               all. In thy hand are power and might; and in thy hand it
               is to make great and to give strength to all.
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Then we know that we are accountable to God for everything He entrusts to us. This is the basic doctrine of Stewardship, as explained in the Parable Of The Talents.
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       MATTHEW 25: 14-30 (RSV)
                          Parable Of The Talents
        14
               "For it will be as when a man going on a journey called
               his servants and entrusted to them his property;
        15
               to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another
               one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.
        16
               He who had received the five talents went at once and
               traded with them; and he made five talents more.
        17
               So also, he who had the two talents made two talents more.
        18
               But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the
               ground and hid his master's money.
        19
               Now after a long time the master of those servants came
               and settled accounts with them.
        20
               And he who had received the five talents came forward,
               bringing five talents more, saying, 'Master, you delivered
               to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.'
        21
               His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful
               servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set
               you over much; enter into the joy of your master.'
        22
               And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying,
               'Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made
               two talents more.'
        23
               His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful
               servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set
               you over much; enter into the joy of your master.'
        24
               He also who had received the one talent came forward,
               saying, 'Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping
               where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not
               winnow;
        25
               so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the
               ground. Here you have what is yours.'
        26
               But his master answered him, 'You wicked and slothful
               servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sowed, and
               gather where I have not winnowed?
        27
               Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers,
               and at my coming I should have received what was my own
               with interest.
        28
               So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has
               the ten talents.
        29
               For to every one who has will more be given, and he will
               have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has
               will be taken away.
        30
               And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness;
               there men will weep and gnash their teeth.'
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Finally, we know that if we know what is right, and fail to do it if it is within our power, that is a sin. Such sins are known as "sins of omission."
              "Whoever knows what is right to do and fails to do it, for
               him it is sin." (James 4:17 RSV)
Therefore we can correctly conclude that, "With Power, Comes Resonsibility." We are responsible to God for our use of whatever power He entrusts to us.
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