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Luke 16:1-18

September 11, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. 11 And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? 12 And if you are not faithful with other people’s things, why should you be trusted with things of your own?

13 No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” v. 10-13

In this passage Jesus addresses how we handle our money.  If you remember, Jesus was betrayed for money.  How you use and manage money is important.  Please note that I am not an expert at this and if you look at our life you will see we don’t do this very well.  However, we desire to be in a place that Jesus describes here.  We are making plans and doing the hard things so we can be people that are living wisely here and storing up treasures there, in Heaven!

The NLT Life Application Study Bible has this to say in its notes,

Money can easily take Gods place in your life.  It can become your master.  How can you tell if you are a slave to money?  Ask yourself: Do I worry about it frequently?  Do I give up what I should do or would like to do in order to make more money?  Do I spend a great deal of my time caring for my possessions?  Is it hard for me to give money away?  Am I in debt?

Money is a hard and deceptive master.  Wealth promises power and control, but often it cannot deliver.  Great fortunes can be made – and lost – overnight, and no amount of money can provide health, happiness, or eternal life.  How much better it is to let God be your master.  His servants have peace of mind and security, both now and forever.

Many of us want to see God do big things in us and through us, duh!  But these words today are piercing.  Jesus say that its through our faithfulness in the small things that bigger responsibilities come.  That means every detail of your life is a responsibility.  What little things could you begin to practice today that could open bigger things later.  Will you join me in praying this today,

Lord help me to be faithful in the little things, so you can use me to do greater things in the future!

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