KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 16:10 ISV “Whoever is faithful with very little is also faithful with a lot, and whoever is dishonest with very little is also dishonest with a lot”.
Our key scripture is a very profound one. It teaches that, those who are faithful in little will be faithful in much. Faithfulness is what brings increase of wealth. To be faithful means to be disciplined and true to the demands placed on the MONEY or the task given to you. The man who is unfaithful in little will be unfaithful in much. Such a one will definitely be poor. A critical consideration of these statements reveals that one’s nature or disposition will determine how he or she would behave and subsequently the results in his life.
Poverty or riches depends on who you are. Who you are is a matter of how you value life and the understanding you have about yourself? Who you are is also what you accept to be God’s purpose for your existence?
Certain people get privy to great riches or certain opportunities to make a fortune out of them. These people unfortunately fail because they become unfaithful. There are some individuals who break the trust given to them to oversee some business. What kind of person are you? God expects you to apply the principle of faithfulness to excel in life.
The story of the prodigal son talks about a man who had no proper perspective about life and himself. He demanded his share of his father’s wealth. The father either painfully or joyfully gave it to him. The following is what the Bible said about him.
Luke 15:13 ISV “A few days later, the younger son gathered everything he owned and traveled to a distant country. There he wasted it all on wild living”. He had an opportunity to be wealthy yet he did not sit down to consider what he wanted to be in life. He was poor by nature, so whether he had much or few he would ultimately end up becoming poor. Refuse to be poor by committing yourself to God’s standard of living.
I am faithful with little as much as faithful with much. I multiply what I have. I am blessed and a blessing to many. Thank you, Lord, for making me a person of high ideals.
Matthew 12:33 ISV “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree rotten and its fruit rotten, because a tree is known by its fruit”.
Proverbs 21:17 ISV” Pleasure lovers become poor; loving wine and oil doesn’t bring riches”.