Trust is a dicey thing sometimes. Good to know God has faith in us. 

Luke 16: 10-11 10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. 11 So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? 

Extrapolation is a heck of a thing. If you’re not familiar with the term it’s taking a few things you know to be true, usually in a sequence, and then predicting what comes next. Today’s scripture is all about extrapolation.

I would imagine everyone has experienced some situation in their lives where they were asked to perform some small task and upon completing that task they were given a larger, more important one with more responsibility. Luke’s laying down just such a scenario but we’re not talking about TPS reports here, we’re talking about the kingdom of heaven.

I know, you’re saying, “Whoa! That’s pretty heavy stuff. I’m good with volunteering once a month and helping out on some charity drives but the kingdom of heaven? That might be too much.” The thing is God says that just because you don’t see what you do as something big, he’s confident that because you handled one thing, you can handle another. He’s willing to trust you with true riches. The question becomes, will you trust yourself?

Will you trust that you have it within you to take care of a level of richness that we humans find hard to grasp? Will you see yourself up to the task? Sadly, many of us defeat ourselves before we start. God doesn’t see us that way. He makes an extrapolation and puts in our hands the greatest wealth of all.

Will you trust yourself with it?

The Everyday question: What’s God been trying to give you that you’ve felt you couldn’t handle?

I hope you liked this and maybe it made you think. (I know. I usually hate thinking too, but sometimes…) If you know someone who could benefit from knowing God trusts them maybe more than they trust themselves, please pass this along. 

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