Looking back over the years He has given us much. That leads me to the second passage, 1 Samuel 28:6. It is Saul realizing in despair that the Lord has abandoned him because after the Lord anointed him king, Saul betrayed that trust. That led me to Luke 12:48. The fact is that the Lord has invested a lot in us. Therefore, we are required to give a lot back.
That is really true for all of us. The price paid for our redemption was staggeringly, infinitely high. God died in our place. Much is required in response. Paul said to us in Romans 12:1 that living life as a sacrifice was the only rational response. While that makes perfect sense it does not make it easy. In fact I find that it is only through grace that I come stumbling anywhere near, and that not often.