True Riches

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. If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? Luke 16:10-11

There’s an old story about a pastor who begun serving a church in a new city. He had occasion one day to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he sat down, he discovered the driver had given him a quarter too much change after he paid his fare. He thought to himself, “You’d better give that back. It would be wrong to keep it.” Then he thought, “Forget it, it’s only a quarter. The bus company overcharges anyway.”

When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door, then he handed the quarter to the driver and said, “Here, you gave me too much change.”

The driver smiled and said, “Aren’t you the new pastor in town?” And he said, “Yes, sir, I am.”

The driver replied, “Well, I’ve really been needing something spiritual in my life, and I want to get back into church. When you came on today, I decided to give you back 25 cents too much to see what you would do with it.” He then said, “I’ll see you in church on Sunday.”

If you’re faithful in small things, you’ll be faithful in big things. If you’re not faithful in small things, you won’t be faithful in big things.

God uses material possessions in our lives – money and the things we buy with money – to show and to reveal our heart, to see whether or not He can trust us.

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!