Once I took a large cake to a gathering. It was a decidedly rich cake. I knew that, so I carefully cut half inch slices, which tapered to veritably nothing in the middle. Sure enough, along came a woman who stood there trying her best to cut one of those slices in half vertically. What did she do? She backed up the line for one thing because it took her well over five minutes, and all she ended up with was a pile of mush. A three layer cake with frosting and filling will simply not hold together in a quarter inch slice. I am strongly tempted to try that the next time and see if someone attempts to cut a quarter inch slice in half as well! Can I suggest that it would be easier to take a whole slice and share with someone else, or wrap up the other half and take it home?
But of course, the point today is a spiritual one. How many times have you seen someone doing their best to get as little spirituality into their lives as possible? What else can be the reason behind such questions as, "Do I have to attend on Wednesday nights?" Or how about comments like, "I would love to go to that class, but they expect so much work out of you in between classes." Or, "That class is too deep for me." Those are just the ones having to do with Bible study. One wonders how much is too much when it comes to living a Christlike life. I have heard comments about drawing a line in their commitment that make me wonder if the person even understands the word at all.
Stop cutting the cake in half. Stop cutting the brownies that were already one inch square into quarter inch crumbs. While it is true that there is more depth in even a half inch of God's Word than any other book ever written, He expects us to want to pig out on it, not get as little as possible! And He expects our lives to be as full as the cup of blessings He gives us every day—full and running over. Wouldn't you hate for Him to cut that in half?
What shall I render to the LORD for all his benefits to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD, I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people (Ps 116:12-14).