Faithfulness in Small Things

Series: What the World Needs Now | Week 6: Faithfulness

In Daily Bible Reading this summer, we’re exploring how Jesus modeled the Fruit of the Spirit and how we can live them out too. This week our focus is on faithfulness.

Read Luke 16:10-12

1. What parallels does Jesus make in these verses?
2. What contrasts does He make?
3. What do you think the “true riches of heaven” include?

In a world that thrives on “bigger is better” thinking, Jesus says our success is defined by our character. Specifically, what we do with little. How we handle our gifts and resources, no matter how small, says a lot about our faithfulness. If we’re faithful with little, we can be entrusted with much.

Ultimately, this ties to stewardship and loyalty. Everything God gives us is ours to steward for His glory. Viewing what we own in that light allows us to be faithful with any amount. Loyalty points to the motivation of our hearts. Do we serve God and give to others out of love and loyalty to Him? If we’re motivated by temporary things, like success or recognition, our faithfulness will waver. If we’re motivated by the eternal, like sharing the hope of Jesus to others, we’ll be faithful wherever He calls us.

Take a few minutes now to reflect on your stewardship and loyalty. Confess where you’ve struggled, and ask God to show you a next step to serve Him faithfully in big and small things.

Want to go deeper? Read this article about faithfulness in little and how it can lead to God-grounded joy.

*TPCC does not necessarily endorse all “Want to go deeper” sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.

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