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.
Jesus in Luke 16, 10
Jesus is speaking about money. HE does not need it, but He knows how much we do. He knows that people lie, cheat, steal and kill for money. Money could almost be the epitome of sin. And we Christians, what do we think about money?
Jesus wants to free us from all burdens, – apparently money is part of this. Not that He wants to take all money from us, but our thoughts should no longer revolve around it all the time, and our actions should not be geared only towards money.
We work and toil for the money we need to live. – He wants to free us from worries, not from work. The worries tempt us to do evil. We lose our trust in Jesus, trying instead to take care of ourselves. And then we always cross the line into wrong: we don’t pay back our debts, we don’t keep our word, we save on “taxes” for God, we lie a little, cheat a little and do what others call stealing. And we have grandiose excuses for everything, there was no other way at all, it just had to be … So we lie to ourselves and think that God believes that too …. We can be rather naive about our own malice.
Now do you realise why so many Christians are not making progress in their walk in faith? Do you now realise why so many churches show no growth? Even pastors are not immune to these temptations.
Jesus wants to set you free. It’s very simple: Get all your money matters in order as soon as possible and start trusting Jesus completely when it comes to money.
Beneath the prayer are 3 more verses that belong to our text.
Thank You, Heavenly Father, for taking care of me! You care for me much better than I can care for myself. Thank You for taking away my worries and fears. You are the God I can trust.
“If you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own? No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. (Luke 16, 11 – 13)