One thing you heard occasionally at the church I was going to was that a lot of people were “consumers”, they went to services but didn’t ever volunteer or contribute. Don’t be a consumer, was the message.
Consumers versus contributors comes up a few times in the Gospels, and it’s a troubling issue. When Jesus is at the home of Martha, Mary and Lazarus, Mary sits and listens while Martha serves the guests. She gets a little pissed at her lazy sister- this doesn’t seem to be the first time this has happened- and asks Jesus to tell Mary to help her. Jesus refuses.
In the story of the prodigal son, the bad son goes away, blows his inheritance and comes back, to the delight of his father. The good son is pretty put off. He never got a feast, and he’s been busting his butt on the farm all that time.
Maybe the point is that we all relate to God, in the end, only as consumers. He gives what he gives, and if we do or make things it’s only with what we were given, life, resources and abilities. Job was right- “The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away.” That’s true of everything.