Our verse today comes from Matthew 25:21, “The master answered, ‘you did well. you are a good and loyal servant. Because you were loyal with small things, I will let you care for much greater things. Come and share my joy with me.’”
Background & Application
Each of us has our own idea of what is great and what is small, or what is important and what is less so. And this is true regardless of the topic. What is of value to you regarding your house or yard could be insignificant to the neighbor living right next door. Your thoughts on weightier issues like education, politics, God and worship could sound very different from even someone in your own church. And I think that unfortunately the same thing could be said when it comes to honesty. Some of us may have a tendency, whether conscience or not, to dismiss certain things as accepted or understandable, when in fact they are an offense to our Father. Consider the admission prices to an event. How many of us might fudge the age of our children in order to save a few bucks to get in? How much more faithful would it be to honestly pay the correct amount and trust God to grant you the resources for whatever else you need? We are sacrificing so much more in value than the few dollars we think we are saving. And who hasn’t set their cruise control nine miles over the speed limit because someone once told them that the police will allow that much leeway before they pull someone for speeding? How is that any different from seeing how close we can get to sin without actually crossing the line? Why not travel at the speed limit and trust the Lord to bless your trip and the time it takes to get there. And who would think much of a marriage where the husband was faithful to his wife, but he repeatedly dismissed the little things that mean something to her? How close of a relationship would they have if he saw no value in the tone of voice he used, her requests for doing certain tasks, or his responsibilities to help around the house? God says we can share in His joy if we’re honest in the small things. that sounds like the relationship that I am looking for.
As we seek Him today, evaluate what you consider as small or insignificant, and compare it to what Scripture says. Ask God to make you faithful in the smallest of things so He can bless you with much greater things.