Luke 16:11 “So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?”
Jesus told a parable about the shrewd manager. The manager had wasted all the owner’s resources, and he now faced his day of reckoning with the owner over this matter. The manager knew he’d be fired, so he went to his clients and had them change the amounts owed to his boss in order to make friends with them once he was fired. He would have people favorable toward him once he was let go by his boss.
Jesus followed on after the parable about people being entrusted with things. He said that those who can be trusted with little will be entrusted with much, and he noted that those who are dishonest with little will also do so with much. Thus, if a person cannot be trusted with earthly things, then how is that person to be trusted with true riches? By the way, what are true riches? Since we cannot take anything from this life into the next, the only true riches must be the spirits/souls of other people.
Can God trust you with the little things in this life? Do you serve at church in any capacity? Do you discharge your duties with the greatest of care and responsibility even if it is nothing more than say cleaning the toilets? Paul teaches us that even in our secular occupations we are to serve our bosses with great respect and to do the job as though we were doing for the Lord Jesus the Messiah because He rewards those for the things they do in this life. If He can trust you with small things now, He can trust you to rule and reign with Him in the life to come.
Many people don’t understand that what they do here in this life impacts greatly their position within the kingdom of God in the eternal life. Are you being responsible for fulfilling your part in the Great Commission? Are you being God’s witness to the lost world around you? If you were put on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? Would they say that this person was responsible for doing all that God asked of them in this life?
Father, increase my faith. Help me overcome roadblocks in this life that are holding me back from doing all that You have asked of me. I want to do those things that I know You have specifically entrusted to me. No matter how great or small the task, I want to do it with excellence and get the job done, so that I may hear upon entry into New Jerusalem, “Well, done, good and FAITHFUL!” In Jesus’ name, Amen.