Devotion… Do We Live It

Luke 16:10  “He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.

This verse catches me in every context I read it.  In Luke 16, Jesus is illustrating how lost people know how to use money better to get what they want than believers.  Instead of using money to bring glory to God, we get distracted and start chasing the same things that lost people do.  In Luke 19 it is an admonition to use whatever you have (whether it is small or large) to do God’s will.

The question I face is – Am I faithful in small things?  That is the true test of devotion, isn’t it?  True devotion is found in the small daily choices we make.  In human relationships, it is these small daily choices which show our family and friends that we love them.  The same is true with God.  As we daily make little choices (having a time with God, considering His plans for our day, choosing kindness and the gospel in our expressions to others, etc.) we live in the reality of our devotion.  

So, are we faithful in the little things?  What will you and I try to be more faithful in today?  Will it be how we speak to those we live with?  Will it be in intentionally planting the seeds of the gospel with someone we encounter or rub shoulders with?  Will it be in how we entertain ourselves tonight?  How will our devotion to God show itself today?

Something to think about,

Pastor John

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