Small Gestures

Luke 16: 10 says, one who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.

The little things mean a lot. And yet when we receive the little things of a gesture our attitude towards it is so negative. Why is that? What were you expecting?

Whatever we have, the property of it is God’s; we have only the use of it, according to the direction of our great Lord, and for his honor.

Christ shows that if we are not faithful in trivial matters, we cannot expect to be faithful when confronted with weightier matters. God tests our faithfulness in our day-to-day activities, and it is in them that real Christianity emerges. The Laodicean attitude, one of indifference to the things God considers important, often reveals itself as faithlessness.

Christ’s words to the church in Smyrna show that faithfulness does not guarantee a life free of persecution. In fact, the more faithful we are, the more at odds with the world we become.

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