There is a teachable moment found in Luke 16:10 (from NLT) that Jesus had with His disciples. “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibility.” He didn’t sugarcoat His teaching. In His character development 101 class He was clear that whether we are honest, or dishonest, we all start small and grow into it.
Being honest should be our default. That is how God originally made Adam and Eve. But once Eve, and then Adam, had disobeyed God’s instruction in the garden, and then shifted the blame from one to the other to the serpent…the course was set for all of us. Without a course correction we would find ourselves choosing dishonesty over honor. Over and over again.
The only hope we have of being honorable, honest and faithful in this life is through Jesus Christ. The good news is that we CAN course correct. With a daily dose of God’s Word and a constant line of communication open with the Lord we CAN do all things through Christ who gives us strength.
So now is the time to fine tune that important character trait that Jesus taught. Make the decision to be faithful in the little things…that is how God determines you are ready to be faithful in the big things.