Friday, September 22, 2017

Luke 16:10-11

10 “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. 11 So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?

 

It’s a matter of character. Maybe you’ve heard it said that character is how you behave when no one else is looking. Would you steal pens from your workplace? Maybe no one else cares, but God knows what we are doing. If our attitude is that it’s okay to take things that aren’t yours, even a little is a lot. The problem isn’t the amount, but our inner compass that either points straight north or veers off somewhat.

And that’s what Jesus looks at – our inside person. Trust is either well placed or not. Proverbs 10:9 says, “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.” May God find us trustworthy in our character, and honest in our dealings with other people.

 

Prayer

Gracious God, guide our steps today, that we may be found worthy of you. Keep us honest and trustworthy, so that we do not put you to shame. May people not look at us and wonder what kind of God we claim to serve if we behave this way! May all we do be to your honor and glory, in Christ our Lord. Amen.

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