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November 4th, 2015

Have You Been Faithful with Little?

“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.” Luke 16:10 (ESV)

The natural tendency of sinful man is to seek greater and greater glory for himself. We strive for more responsibility typically because it means more recognition and praise. We must be careful as redeemed followers of Christ, saved from our sinfulness, to not let this proclivity toward self-glorification seep its way into our service in the Kingdom.

Do you seek greater things? Do you seek greater responsibility? Why? Do you seek it because you wish to hear the applause of men? Do you seek it because you find security in success regardless of the source? Or do you desire to see God’s glory grow? Are you happy with that with which you have been entrusted, knowing that the Lord’s name is being praised because of it, or are you constantly seeking more, feeling a sense of entitlement?

Take a moment today and see what God has already given you. What areas in your life or ministry do you have influence over? Be thankful for those and seek to make them better, knowing that in their excellence the name of the Lord will also be seen as excellent. As you walk faithfully in these things, also trust that the Lord will see your faithfulness and entrust more as any good lord would to a trustworthy servant. Now, remember that this inevitability is not a cunning way to sneak your desire for personal glory past the eyes of the Lord, as He is of course knowledgeable of both our actions and motivation, but it is a promise that our greatest happiness is found in the promulgation of His glorious name. Let that be your goal and whatever task He entrusts to you will be worth your life.

Grace and peace,

Jared Richard
Mobilization Pastor (Online Devotional Guest Author)
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/jaredrichard

 

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 at 1:00 am
Category Faithfulness, Luke, The Name of the Lord.
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November 4th, 2012

Have You Been Faithful with Little?

“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.” Luke 16:10 (ESV)

The natural tendency of sinful man is to seek greater and greater glory for himself. We strive for more responsibility typically because it means more recognition and praise. We must be careful as redeemed followers of Christ, saved from our sinfulness, to not let this proclivity toward self-glorification seep its way into our service in the Kingdom.

Do you seek greater things? Do you seek greater responsibility? Why? Do you seek it because you wish to hear the applause of men? Do you seek it because you find security in success regardless of the source? Or do you desire to see God’s glory grow? Are you happy with that with which you have been entrusted, knowing that the Lord’s name is being praised because of it, or are you constantly seeking more, feeling a sense of entitlement?

Take a moment today and see what God has already given you. What areas in your life or ministry do you have influence over? Be thankful for those and seek to make them better, knowing that in their excellence the name of the Lord will also be seen as excellent. As you walk faithfully in these things, also trust that the Lord will see your faithfulness and entrust more as any good lord would to a trustworthy servant. Now, remember that this inevitability is not a cunning way to sneak your desire for personal glory past the eyes of the Lord, as He is of course knowledgeable of both our actions and motivation, but it is a promise that our greatest happiness is found in the promulgation of His glorious name. Let that be your goal and whatever task He entrusts to you will be worth your life.

Chronological Bible Reading Plan: (Day 301:  Luke 16-17)

Grace and peace,

Jared Richard
Associate Pastor (Online Devotional Guest Author)
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/jaredrichard

 

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Sunday, November 4th, 2012 at 1:00 am
Category Faithfulness, Luke, The Name of the Lord.
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