People sometimes “bite off more than they can chew.” They want big things, but they don’t prepare to handle the big things. We see this with money. Everyone wants to be rich, but we can’t be trusted as good stewards of the money we have. We want a bigger, better job, but we don’t give 100% to the job we have. We want a newer car, but we neglect the car we currently have. It is ridiculous to think that God will give us more, when we haven’t shown ourselves capable of handling the small things. Here, God–in this parable, the “master”–rewards His servant–us–who has been faithful in the “small thing” by putting him in charge of many things. So God does with us, if we are faithful.
What are you doing with the ‘little’ you have been entrusted with?
And we pray:
Father, Help me to be faithful in the small things. I desire to make You proud by taking care of the things You have given me. Help me to show myself worthy of great things and help me to be faithful, not only in the “small things” but also in the “many.” Amen.