Have you ever heard a quotation that said something like, It’s the little things that count? There is much truth in that statement. If we want to have a great relationship with someone, yet mistreat them in little ways, we won’t have a great relationship for long. If we have not taken care of the details in our life, we will not be able to accomplish what we need to. This principle is the same in our Christian life.
The Bible says in Luke 16:10, "He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much." This passage is being applied to the principle of stewardship of money, but it can be applied elsewhere as well. We must be faithful in the little things in life. The next verse continues by asking a question. It says, in simple terms, why should anyone give you stewardship over greater things if you don’t take care of what you have already? God wants us to be good stewards of what we have, no matter how small it is.
If we look at the life of David, we see this principle illustrated over and over. As a young boy, David was put in charge over his father’s flocks. He was faithful in that. He was told by his father to bring food to his brothers. He was faithful in that. He was allowed by Saul to fight Goliath. He was faithful in that. He was put in charge of a the armies of Saul. He was faithful in that. He became in charge of a band of unlikely heroes, a city, tribe the tribe of Judah, and eventually the kingdom. David practiced good stewardship with whatever he was given, and God gave Him more.
So how about you? Are you a good steward of what God has given you? God may have given you a Maserati or a broken-down jalopy. God may have given you a gorgeous colonial, or a apartment in the poor part of town. Maybe you are a clerk on the bottom of the corporate ladder, or a CEO of a great company. I would like to encourage you, whatever God has given you, be faithful in your service to Him. Be faithful in the little things. If we are faithful in the small things God gives us, God can and will entrust us to be stewards of greater things. Let us strive to be faithful stewards of whatever God has given us so we might glorify Him.
"And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities." – Luke 19:17
"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might;" Ecclesiastes 9:10