“Whoever can be trusted with a little can also be trusted with a lot, and whoever is dishonest with a little is dishonest with a lot. If you cannot be trusted with worldly riches, then who will trust you with true riches? And if you cannot be trusted with things that belong to someone else, who will give you things of your own?”
No servant can serve two masters. The servant will hate one master and love the other or will follow one master and refuse to follow the other. You cannot serve both God and worldly riches.” -Luke 16:10-13
God put humans in charge of His Creation at the beginning of time. God is trusting people to be faithful with all things He made including taking care of all the animals on the earth and in the sea, being good stewards of our finances, and caring for the land of the earth. If we do, God is willing to let us be in charge of more important things like spiritual treasures as well.
But be aware that it is impossible to serve God and earthly riches at the same time. If we do, we can be tempted to love earthly riches more and abandon God. That happened to Jesus’ disciple, Judas. He loved money and betrayed Jesus for it. Judas picked earthly riches over true riches that can only be found in Jesus. Jesus gives eternal life in heaven to all who believe.
If a person proves to be untrustworthy with little things, then God is less likely to trust the person with bigger things. God won’t give us more things to be in charge of. We need to be faithful stewards of all things to show God that we can be trusted with everything He made.
Prayer of the day:
Dear heavenly Father,
You put what You created in our control. Sometimes, the things You created get in our way to obey You. We want to be faithful stewards of what You created to show You that we can be trustworthy. We need Your help to do it because we are sinners. Please help us to put heavenly things first above all things. It is difficult to do but with Your help all things are possible. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen!