On Sundays, I write on what the Bible says about money. This week’s Bible and money focus is Luke 16:10:
“Unless you are faithful in small matters, you won’t be faithful in large ones. If you cheat even a little, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.” – Luke 16:10 (NLT)
As is often the case with our Bible and Money verse selections, Luke 16:10 can apply to the stewardship of our finances and a whole lot more, including our, relationships, time, skills and abilities, and influence.
As a parent of five children, I find myself occasionally encouraging, or warning, one of our kids that if they can’t be obedient or faithful in doing _______ then they shouldn’t expect God to trust them with greater opportunities.
And as soon as the words come out of my mouth, I sense a check in my own heart and a reminder of times when I haven’t been faithful to do what I knew was right, or to deceive myself in thinking that it wouldn’t matter, or that no one else would know.
Four points stand out to me when I read Luke 16:10:
- Past performance is frequently indicative of future performance.
- The little things truly do make a difference.
- We reap what we sow.
- God rewards faithfulness in all things – no matter how seemingly small.
Looking back on my life, I can see examples of all of these points being true. And this verse reminds me to keep on growing in my relationship with Christ, to stay sensitive to his Spirit, and seek to be faithful in doing what he asks me to do – whatever it is.
What’s your take on Luke 16:10?
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