The Path To Much Is Very Little


Our money says “In God We Trust”, but sometimes “In Money We Trust” would be more accurate.

Growing up, I heard sermons warning against people trusting in money. I saw money as a temptation and even anti-christian.

However, I missed the way Jesus put money into the realm of godliness.

Notice, how Jesus says the way we are trustworthy with earthly riches is connected with how we will be trustworthy with heavenly riches. 

Jesus said, “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?" (Luke 16:10-11 NIV)

Developing our integrity with earthly wealth, such as following through with commitments, making wise investments into God’s kingdom and learning to be patient and work hard, will develop our integrity with heavenly riches.

Jesse simply told David to check on his brothers and bring them food, which is why I love this quote my wife shared with me:

David didn’t kill Goliath because he set out to slay Giants. He set out to give sandwiches to his brothers, and Goliath got in the way.
— Rich Mullins

Instead of belittling earthly responsibilities, we can see them as a tool to develop faithfulness. Instead of fearing earthly treasures as something anti-christian, we can see them as a tool to develop godliness.

The path to slaying Giants, begins by small acts of obedience.

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