What Jesus Did! 'Faithfulness Matters!' — Luke 16:10-11

Monday, September 21, 2015

"If a person can be trusted with small things, then he can also be trusted with big things. If a person is dishonest in little things, then he will be dishonest in big things too. If you cannot be trusted with worldly riches, then you will not be trusted with the true (heavenly) riches."
— Luke 16:10-11 NLT
Illustration of Luke 16:10-11 NLT — "If a person can be trusted with small things, then he can also be trusted with big things."

Key Thought

"It's just a little thing. It won't hurt if I fudge a little, will it?" Jesus says, "Yes, it will matter." Why? Because integrity is about faithfulness to our values and our Lord, regardless of the price. Faithfulness in small things, especially matters involving money, reveals the truth about our authenticity as disciples. What we do with a little reveals a great deal about what we will do with much.

Today's Prayer

Father, help me be a good steward with your blessings. Keep my heart pure in matters big and small. May my words, actions, and thoughts all reflect your holy character and your freely-given grace. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 25:19-21
  • Matthew 25:22-23
  • Matthew 25:24-30

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.