FAITHFUL IN LITTLE
We should never feel inadequate about any gifts that we have, nor should we be clamoring for more. We should be grateful for what God has given us. Remember, that to whom much is given, much is required. Before you ask God for anything else, be sure you are grateful for and faithful to what you already have. Sometimes people become a preacher or a deacon and don’t realize the cost involved. No one should seek a higher position in the family of God. One should feel a sense of calling. God elevates those who faithfully serve. Even in the world’s standards, few are promoted to higher positions when they have not already demonstrated their faithfulness and commitment in a lesser position. How can one really want to be the manager of a bank when they have not been a good bank teller? The list of things that require us to be responsible and faithful to God goes on and on. Jesus was always blessing those who were faithful over little. In Luke 16:10, we find these words:
“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 assembled a number of sayings to guard against misunderstandings of the parable. Jesus did not condemn the steward’s dishonesty but only his prudence. A disciple must be honest in all matters, including all money matters. One talent, two talents, or however many, ought to be used to the glory of God. There is so much for us to learn and to glean from this parable. Don’t be like the servant who received one talent and buried it. He was envious over those who received more. Be faithful and use what you have to the glory of God!