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 16:10-12
I used to meditate on the Bible passage above and on how it would be reflected through my profession and in my life as a born again in Christ. It was a thought that laid heavily in my mind until such time came that the ministry delegated to me was all about God’s financial treasure.
God has entrusted me with one of His riches here on earth. Out of many things He has blessed me with, handling the local finances of the church only proves that He has chosen me as His trusted steward.
A good steward is one who understands God’s ownership. He places importance on using God’s resources to increase His return on investment, not wasteful on the pursuit of worldly pleasures.
God may test our faithfulness in so many ways. I may succumb to the call of sin or be true to the calling of how it is to be Christ like. It could have been easy to splurge on possessions by means of riches which are not my own. My irresponsibility in these diminutive things may reflect my character and will significantly hold back my Christian progress. If I have failed to this miniscule task assigned to me here on earth, how could God give me further inheritance to partake in His Kingdom?
We are all called to be wise stewards of God’s treasure here on earth. Let us raise our standards in serving Him and to stay truthful and honest. To bring much pleasure to God and be a channel of blessings to others.
Luke 16:10 -12 continually reminds me that I am solely accountable for the things I do. It reiterates that God will bless me with more as I stay honest and faithful in carrying out my responsibilities. Furthermore, it seals my conviction that the more I truthfully give my time, talents and tithe for the propagation of His church, the closer I get to receive God’s bountiful, heavenly riches…His eternal reward.