It’s the Little Things – Good News for November 8

8 11 2008

Luke 16: 9-15

Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you, make friends for yourselves with dishonest wealth, so that when it fails, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.

The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones; and the person who is dishonest in very small matters is also dishonest in great ones. If, therefore, you are not trustworthy with dishonest wealth, who will trust you with true wealth? If you are not trustworthy with what belongs to another, who will give you what is yours?

No servant can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”

The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all these things and sneered at him. And he said to them, “You justify yourselves in the sight of others, but God knows your hearts; for what is of human esteem is an abomination in the sight of God.”

The Daily Path: How often have we heard “It’s the little things that count.” The tiniest detail. A seemingly insignificant action. In sports, if you don’t have the fundamentals down, you’ll never get to the next level of success. Same holds true in just about everything we do. In learning. In business. In our relationships. Especially our relationships. Over the past few days I’ve been reminded of how one-sided a couple of my relationships had become. Was it intentional? No. But I’d forgotten some of the small details that are the foundation for a great relationship. Without them can I be trusted to be a great friend, son, husband or partner? And in the end, if I miss the little things will God trust me in our relationship?

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