This verse catches me in every context I read it. Jesus says it in both Luke 16 and in verse 19. In Luke 16, Jesus explains how lost people know better how to use money to get what they want than believers. Instead of using money to bring glory to God, we get distracted and start chasing the same things that lost people do. In Luke 19 it is an admonition to use whatever you have without excuses to do God’s will.
The question we face is – Am I faithful in small things? I don’t know if we always think about it this way, but the true test of devotion is the small daily choices we make. In human relationships, it is these small daily choices which show our family and friends that we love them. Sure, we all love big gifts; but it is when such gifts are accompanied by the daily expressions of love that they have real significance. The same is true with God. As we daily make little choices (having a time with God, considering His plans for our day, choosing kindness and the gospel in our expressions to others, etc.) we live in the reality of our devotion.
So, are we faithful in the little things? What will you and I try to be more faithful in today? Will it be how we speak to those we live with? Will it be in intentionally planting the seeds of the gospel with someone we encounter or rub shoulders with? Will it be in how we entertain ourselves tonight? How will our devotion to God show itself today?
Something to think about,