Saturday, June 27, 2015

Small things do matter.

Luke 16:10 "Unless you are faithful in small matters, you won’t be faithful in large ones. If you cheat even a little, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities."

How important is it that we obey God even in the little things of life? Jesus says that how we handle the small things determines how we handle the big things. A little white lie becomes a big lie so don’t do it. A little thievery becomes a big thievery so don’t get started. A little moral failure becomes a big failure so be careful not to even get started. Gazing on a little sinful behavior grows into an addiction. Boasting on one’s accomplishments turns into sinful pride. We cannot get away with compromise. Little sins turn into big sins. Never let down your guard when it comes to doing what is right before God.

If the Lord finds you faithful in the little things, he will give you bigger things to do. If you want to make a difference in the world for Christ, you must first let him make a difference in you. You cannot overlook this basic principle of faith. Trust is earned. The Lord will trust you with more when he knows he can trust you with little.

Pay attention to details. Do what is right before God in the little things of life and you will do what is right in the big things. The size of the responsibilities does not matter. What matters is the integrity of the heart that moves us to do what we do. Great is the reward for those the Lord finds to be faithful in the little things of life.

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