August 19, 2019

Luke 16:11, 12 Jesus went on to make these comments:

If you’re honest in small things,
    you’ll be honest in big things;
If you’re a crook in small things,
    you’ll be a crook in big things.
If you’re not honest in small jobs,
    who will put you in charge of the store? (The Message Bible)

 

If you like nostalgia or you are easing into your seniorhood you may remember a song titled Little Things Mean A Lot (www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=35&v=2C7SzKv2uLU). It was a hit for Kitty Kellen in 1953. I don’t think she was inspired by the story in Luke 16 but both make a similar point. Life in general, and particularly in relationships, are composed mostly of little things, day to day activities and attitudes. Done repetitively over the years, these are the things that determine to a large extent who we really are and what our lives are all about. Sure, there are the big moments in life that get much of the stories and attention, but they are mostly few and far between, while how we handle the time in-between that makes a big difference. Do the little things mean a lot to God? Jesus indicates that it does. What little things, particularly in the context of relationships, would God wish you focused more faithfully?

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