March 2, 2021

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Luke 16:10-11 (New International Version)
Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?

PASTOR’S COMMENTARY

This passage is about more than money and physical wealth; it can be applied to everything of worth. Prior to this statement, Jesus was speaking of the value of the Kingdom of God. Jesus was teaching His disciples that their wise use of wealth would help lead others to believe the kingdom's message.

The “dishonest” individual is a person of “this world,” seeking ways to make life more comfortable. They were guilty of doing whatever they needed to reach their goal of success. Jesus told His disciples that they were not in this world; thus, they should act in a wise, honest manner.

The lesson taught in God’s Word for today is that the same manner in which you handle your earthly affairs is directly proportional to the handling of your spiritual life.

Many Christians may wonder why they can’t seem to reach certain spiritual goals in life. It could be because the LORD is waiting for you to use wisely what He has already trusted you with.