A small thing (Luke 16)

I saw a couple of new things today as I read this passage, but I’ll focus on one today.

Jesus said,

Whoever is faithful in very little, is also faithful in much, and whoever is unrighteous in very little is also unrighteous in much. So if you have not been faithful with worldly wealth, who will trust you with what is genuine? And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to someone else, who will give you what is your own? (10-12)

Think about those words a bit. What does Jesus call worldly wealth?

He calls it “a very small thing.”

He also says, “It belongs to someone else.”

And he says if you are unfaithful with a very small thing that actually belongs to someone else (in reality, we’re all simply managing God’s money), how can God entrust you with greater things?

Hopefully, all of us want God to use us. God himself wants to work through us to touch others.

But if we are unfaithful in something so small as money, treating it like our own, when it’s really God’s, how can God trust us with Kingdom responsibilities?

I’m not just talking about tithing. I’m talking about how we use our money in general. Are we using it wisely, remembering that it really belongs to God?

Honestly, that’s something I need to think about too. Shall we all search our hearts together today and talk to God about it?


About bkshiroma

I'm from Hawaii, but have been in Japan as a missionary/English teacher since 1995. I'm currently going to a church called Crossroad Nishinomiya, an international church in Nishinomiya, a city right between Kobe and Osaka. Check out their website: crossroad-web.com 私がハワイから来ましたけど1995年に宣教師と英会話の教師として日本に引っ越しました。 今西宮にあるクロスロード西宮という国際の教会に行っています。どうぞ、そのホムページを見てください: crossroad-web.com
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