Held on trust

Week beginning: 23rd February, 2020 | By Naomi Cooke | Surrey

"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."

Luke 16:10 (NIV)

This is a passage in which Jesus speaks to the disciples about money, and challenges them – and the listening Pharisees – that they cannot serve both God and money. He points out that being trustworthy in handling worldly wealth is indicative of whether a person is to be trusted with real treasure.

We may have been given responsibility in our professional and personal lives for money, property, liberty, homes and businesses – belonging to ourselves and others. We have the opportunity to be trustworthy in those things, both given the expectation of our role but also as followers of Jesus. We have more than a responsibility to our client, the court, our employer. We have a responsibility before God. Whether we feel we have a little or a lot, we are called to be faithful with it. As we are faithful, we will see fruitfulness in our lives for God's glory.

Prayer Points:

Do you have a little responsibility or a lot? How can you strive to be faithful in what you have been given? Ask God for his help to remain faithful and resist temptation.