Tag: Luke 16:10-12

Faithful in the ‘Little’!

Scripture reading for March 25th:  Luke 16

Key scriptures for over-comers:  Luke 16:10-12  “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.  So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?  And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?”  

Worldly wealth is given to each person as a trust by the Lord.  Some receive little and others receive much.  From this teaching of Jesus, He taught that all worldly wealth was ‘little’ in the heavenly view of life and the kingdom.  Our faithfulness to use worldly wealth to bless others and give to God’s work is a test that prepares us for ‘true riches’ in the eternal kingdom that is here and soon to manifest.  If we are dishonest in our use of money, God will not trust us with the eternal.  Our faith is demonstrated in all our dealings with money.  If we love money, we can’t really love God!  (Luke 16:13)  We are stewards of His property not owners!

Observations for over-comers:  God calls His people to give the tithe and offerings as acts of worship and obedient faith.  Giving is a spiritual discipline that helps keep God first and breaks the love of money.  “A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.”  (Proverbs 22:9)  

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