Anyone who can be trusted in little matters can also be trusted in important matters. But anyone who is dishonest in little matters will be dishonest in important matters. (Luke 16:10 CEV). Living a purposed and fulfilled life has a lot to do with management- how well you manage your life. The question is not: Why don’t I have more in life? but rather, Can I be trusted with what I already have?
Jesus states that those who are faithful in small things will be faithful in the big things. Basically, more opportunities, etc., don’t happen unless you are managing well the ones you already have! So, the real issue is how well you are managing your life and all that it involves. Today, pray about and consider this and ask God to help you be a better manager of the things He’s already provided for you.
Hi Pastor Terry,
As I examine myself and as I think about how I want to raise my kids, this principle seems so important to me.
But, in the political realm (especially in this Presidential elections cycle) I hear this same principle being raised in the context of “if this nominee has ‘skeletons’ in their closet, they can’t be trusted as President.”
However, all the great believers in the Bible had “skeletons” that put to shame most contenders.
King David might have slew Goliath, but he also slew Uriah (Bathsheba’s husband).
Moses organized and led the Israelites out of Egypt, but then he ‘smote the rock’ and was denied entry into to Promised Land.
So, I see and understand the value of the principle of being faithful even in the small things. But I wonder how much weight should be given to it as we examine the record of others, especially with political representatives.