If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. —Luke 16:10
Here is an abiding principle! Help a child become responsible in the “little things” before being given more responsibility with “bigger things”. Actually, this is true of adults as well. If a person cannot be responsible in “little things,” how can they be trusted with “bigger things?” This principle needs to be learned from one’s youth in life’s multifaceted purposes: in relationship with God, in relationship with people, in relationship to finances, in relationship to authority… When this basic principle of life is not learned, then all kinds of destruction can occur: devaluing who God is, being disrespectful in relationships, unfaithfulness in finances, leadership corruption at all levels…
This is what the Lord Jesus does for those who follow Him as well- if we are faithful in the “little things” then He will give us “bigger things” to responsible for. Those of us who have been following the Lord Jesus for some time can look back and see how this has happened in our lives. As we were faithful in our earlier years as a believer the Lord gave us more and more responsibility. On the other hand, those who are not being faithful in those “little things” have not been given more responsibility with “bigger things.” May you and I be faithful in serving the Lord in whatever the Lord has for us at any given time. Most importantly, may we be sitting at His feet to hear what He has to say. Yes, this is most important!
Dear Father, may I be faithful in those “things” You have delegated to me to be responsible for. Thank You that I can serve You and may I be a good and faithful servant in the power of the Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus my Lord.