Faithfulness is a small thing; faithfulness in small things is a big thing.
By Chuck Bentley
In Luke 16: 10 it says, “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.”
You see, if you are unfaithful in small things, you will be unfaithful in large things. You cannot be entrusted with much if you cannot be trusted with a little. My way of expressing this principle is that money always flows towards trust, just as water flows downhill.
Let me give an example. If I give my 14-year-old son $20 to go into the grocery store for a gallon of milk and he returns with the milk and I never receive the remaining balance or the left over change, I will not send him into the store with $100 the next time I need milk! In the same way, God has entrusted money to your care. In exchange for what He has provided, He asks you to be faithful to use your time, talent, and resources to build His kingdom. If you carry out His purposes, you will hear Him say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”
Jesus did not die on the cross for you and me to become financial successes; He wants us to become financially faithful. The good news is that you can be faithful whether you have a lot or a little. The bad news is that you can be unfaithful whether you have a lot or a little. Everyone is measured by the same standard—we are either faithful or unfaithful. Do you desire to see your financial conditions improve? Start being faithful—even in the smallest of details.
Originally posted 7/7/2015.