Thursday, October 3, 2019

faithful

Today’s Reading

Ezra 5-6; Psalms 138; Luke 16

Key Verse(s)

He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.

Luke 16:10

Highlight

I had a difficult time reading today. I must have been distracted by something. Anyway, I finally picked a verse to highlight. Faithfulness is not overrated. It is something that we have seen in Christ and it is encouraged throughout the Bible. I like this short quote from one of my commentaries.

Jesus’ second application is in verses 10–12. If one is faithful in his use of money, then he can be trusted with greater things. True riches (v. 11) seem to refer to the kingdom’s spiritual riches of which the disciples will partake.

John A. Martin, “Luke,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures, ed. J. F. Walvoord and R. B. Zuck, vol. 2 (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985), 246.

Application

The truth is, I want to be entrusted with the good things of the kingdom. Not for personal gain, but for the ability to extend the kingdom beyond my own feeble efforts. God could very easily do all that He has asked me to do, but He wants to use me. (and you) So if we are faithful in the small things, He will give us more because we have shown that we are faithful in the mundane. I also thought of this verse:

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

Galatians 6:9

Prayer

Father, my prayer today is that I would be found faithful by you. Faithful in all that you have for me. Faithful in doing all you ask of me. Faithful in doing right. Faithful in repentance. Faithful in love.

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