Luke 16:10 (NASB) “He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.
A certain king needed a faithful servant, and had to choose between two candidates, for the office. He took both at fixed wages and told them to fill a basket with water from a nearby well, saying that he would come in the evening to inspect their work.
After dumping one, or two buckets of water into the basket, one of the men said, “What is the good of doing this useless work? As soon as we pour the water in, it runs out the sides.” The other answered, “But we have our wages, haven’t we? The use is the master’s business, not ours. He is a wise King and must have his own purpose that we do not understand.” “I’m not going to do such fool’s work,” replied the complainer. Throwing down his bucket, he went away. The other man continued until he had drained the well.
Looking down into it, he saw something shining at the bottom – it was a diamond ring…. “Now, I see the use of pouring water into the basket!” he exclaimed. “If the bucket had brought up the ring before the well was dry, it would have been found in the basket. Our work was not useless.” (The Persian Legend of the King)
Faithfulness is a major requirement, for stewardship in the kingdom. Nothing of value is ever committed, into the hands, of an unfaithful man. You cannot be released into your assignment, until you have faithfully served others, in fulfilling theirs.
Our faithfulness will always be tested, at different stage of our walk with God. Have you noticed that, God does not always set His test for us, in big things? He often uses little, and seemingly meaningless things, to prove our faithfulness.
The Bible says, “He who is faithful in a very little thing, is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing, is unrighteous also in much. We must be ready not only to demonstrate our faithfulness, in that which is mighty and meaningful, but in everything.
The servant in the opening story failed the test, because he is only ready to be faithful to what makes sense. Once conviction is done on you of the Lord’s leading, you really do not need to understand, you only need to obey. Understanding will come along the path, of obedience. Faithfulness always pays at the end.
Do we need to understand before we are faithful in the things of the Kingdom?
Father, I receive grace to be faithful everything, in Jesus’ name.