Being Trustworthy with Worldly Wealth – Luke 16:10-11

“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?” – Luke 16:10-11 NIV

Imagine hiring someone to do a small job for you around the house. Maybe it’s to mow the lawn or paint the shed. At the end of the job, when they ask about more work, how inclined will you be to have them paint the house, or take on a landscaping contract? Generally it will be based on the quality and timeliness of their work on the smaller project. If they did not perform well on a small task, there is not much reason to believe that they would do better when entrusted with more.

The same thing applies with my service in the kingdom of heaven. Am I faithful today with what God has entrusted me with? My possessions, my talents, and my time? I may not have much, but do I manage what I have wisely? Do I use it in the service of the kingdom? If not, is it reasonable to expect that God would trust me with more, not only in this life but in the one to come?

Be a good steward today of your time, talents, and possessions. Jesus says that only if we prove trustworthy with what God has given us here will we be entrusted with true riches; riches in the life to come. Don’t be lulled into thinking that today doesn’t matter. How you live your life today will impact your eternity.


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