Luke 16:10 – He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
Has someone ever asked you to hold a light to help them see to find their keys or work on a car in the dark? Instead, has a child asked you to play with them? These are seemingly small tasks, but sometimes we grumble that these are unimportant or not worth our time. However, as an adult looking back, I see how helpful it was when I held the light for my dad. As a father, I see how important it is to stop and play with my children. If I could not be trusted with these small requests, who would trust me with bigger things?
Whether it is your first job or you first payment on a loan, small successes add up. Furthermore, faithful dedication demonstrates reliability and loyalty. If our customers or students need us to be consistent, so do our families and churches. Faithful devotion has become more rare along with the willingness to forego one’s own desires to provide for others’ needs.
Spiritually speaking, we will not be able to grasp the deeper truths without understanding the simple building blocks first. Without the Ten Commandments, the rest of the Old Testament law makes little sense. Without understanding our natural state of brokenness before God, we struggle mightily to grasp the need for salvation by the grace of God through Jesus Christ. Without trusting in God, we cannot expect to know the righteousness, peace and joy found in communion with Him.
“But without faith it is impossible to please him : for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).
Don’t sweat the small stuff, but don’t miss the blessings in little things either. Be faithful.