Godly Trust

Luke 16:10-13:

Jesus said to his disciples: “The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones; and the person who is dishonest in very small matters is also dishonest in great ones. If, therefore, you are not trustworthy with dishonest wealth, who will trust you with true wealth? If you are not trustworthy with what belongs to another, who will give you what is yours? No servant can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and mammon.”


You may have heard the adage that, “Trust takes a long time to earn, but only a moment to lose.”  Trust is such a precious thing that even God Himself speaks about throughout the Bible – including through Jesus in the Gospels.  I heard it said by a U.S. Navy Admiral once that making your bed everyday was his #1 piece of advice to the group of college graduates that he was speaking to at their commencement ceremony.  The task of making our beds each day is one daily chore that gets debated by many – I’ve even heard some argue, “why make my bed if I’m going to get back into it later?”  But this is where the Admiral (leveraging the Words of Jesus) makes his point.  He goes on to say something to the effect of that if we can’t do the simple task of making our beds each day, how are we going to take on more complex tasks?  Jesus says in the Gospels that if we can be trusted to take care of “small matters” (e.g. making a bed), then we can possibly be trusted to take care of “great ones”.  In Luke 12:48, Jesus tells us that, “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.”  The simple tasks in our Faith include things like Praying and reading and meditating upon Scripture daily, going to Church each Sunday, raising our Children in the Faith, etc.  Jesus invites us to take on these “simple matters” of Faith in order to be able to Entrust to us much “greater matters” in Him.  We weren’t called to be “ordinary” – we were designed to be Extraordinary in Him and the best way for us to do that is the daily discipline of honoring Jesus by Faithfully doing the “simple matters” of Faith.  For it’s through doing the “simple matters” of Faith that Jesus will allow us to grow in our Faith by experiencing even “greater things” in Him.

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