“He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own?” - Luke 16:10-12
When you put your trust in someone who is unfaithful you will be disappointed because of disintegration and failure. An unfaithful person is like a broken tooth or a foot out of joint. It would be difficult to eat with a broken tooth and extremely difficult to walk with a foot out of joint. It stands to reason that being unfaithful in small things one will be unfaithful in bigger things.
Our faithfulness in handling money, no matter how small the amount, will also demonstrate how we will handle large sums of money. When we are faithful in paying the tithe that belongs to God, and in our giving of finances into the kingdom of God our faithfulness is rewarded by true riches. These riches are spiritual. Our faithfulness, in regard to money and its care, will result in God giving us spiritual gifts.
If God cannot trust us when money is at our disposal, how can He trust us with His true riches? Being faithful, dependable and reliable is important in our spiritual growth and fellowship with God.
Wherever we are placed and whatever we do in the kingdom of God we should strive to be faithful. At the end of life’s journey, which we all must come to, how wonderful it will be to hear God say, “Enter into the joy of the Lord, thou good and faithful servant”.
Dear heavenly Father, today, once again, with Your help I commit myself to serve You with all the faithfulness of my heart, in Jesus name.