Day 205 – One Person
On: May 24, 2015 | By: SWLadmin
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I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings. “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? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own? Luke 16:9-12
Jesus, here, is making a double connection.
Firstly, if we can be trusted with small things, we will be trusted with greater things. And then, if we handle well worldly matters, we will be trustworthy with matters of eternal importance. The opposite also applies.
Is it surprising that Jesus bases his view on our suitability for spiritual ministry on how we carry out tasks in our everyday lives? A verse from the Psalms comes to mind: Give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Psalm 86:11
Surely this tells us that we cannot be two different people; one for weekdays, one for Sundays.
No, we are one person and should behave consistently – wherever we are, whatever we are doing, whoever we are with.
If we are not diligent with a set of business accounts, how can we be trusted to count the collection? If we’re unkind to kids at school, how can we demonstrate the love of Jesus in Sunday School? We can’t.
Father God, please give me an undivided heart, that my colleagues at work and my neighbours at home might experience the same person as my brothers and sisters at church. Amen