Friday, May 7, 2010

Can You Be Trusted???

Too many times we seem to ask God why we can't have more than what we already have, right? Whether it be money, stuff, friends, etc. But, are we found faithful in the meager things we might have? Are we faithful in the smallest things? If we aren't faithful with what we have now, how can we expect to be blessed with more?

Thinking on this brought to mind the passage found in Luke 16:10-12..."Whoever is faithful in very little is also faithful in much, and whoever is unrighteous in very little is also unrighteous in much. (11) So if you have not been faithful with the unrighteous money, who will trust you with what is genuine? (12) And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to someone else, who will give you what is your own?"

We get it brought down to our level here...whoever is faithful in little will be faithful with much and whoever isn't faithful in little can't be trusted with more.

I was looking at the passage in two other translations as well...The Message translation reads like this..."Jesus went on to make these comments: If you’re honest in small things, you’ll be honest in big things; (11) If you’re a crook in small things, you’ll be a crook in big things. (12) If you’re not honest in small jobs, who will put you in charge of the store?" Here it brings it down to an idea of a work situational setting. If we aren't able to bag the groceries, or even stock shelves on our own, how are we to be handed the keys to run the place?

Too many times, we want to run things without ever doing the menial tasks to earn favor, right? Believe you me, I am speaking at and to myself as much as anyone in this case. Let's not get weary doing the work...remember the verse found in Galatians 6:9..."And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." So, commit to do the work and wait on God's timing...

Let's look at the Amplified version, which reads..."He who is faithful in a very little [thing] is faithful also in much, and he who is dishonest and unjust in a very little [thing] is dishonest and unjust also in much. (11) Therefore if you have not been faithful in the [case of] unrighteous mammon (deceitful riches, money, possessions), who will entrust to you the true riches? (12) And if you have not proved faithful in that which belongs to another [whether God or man], who will give you that which is your own [that is, the true riches]?"

I have come to enjoy reading the other translations to help make the words "jump of the page"...The point today is simple...If you aren't faithful in the little things, don't expect great reward...but be found faithful in the little and God will bless you abundantly.

Please let me know if you have a special prayer request I can word on your behalf! Have a blessed day!!!

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