Luke 16:10 - Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.
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Minimalism is not something that’s popular today. In fact, it’s probably a word and idea that many people need an explanation. Today, getting the maximum out of life, living life to the fullest doesn’t so much mean having your priorities and purpose straight as it does consuming and gaining more. I’ve been guilty of falling into the more is better way of life. People today want more just because they think they are entitled to it or deserve it. They want more even though they don’t know how to live with less.
Jesus teaches an important lesson in life when it comes to understanding the difference between less and more. Many people look down at less with disdain and view more as desirable. They do so not knowing that the way you value the less will be the same way you value the more.
If you can be trustworthy, honorable, and a good steward of less or very little, you can be so with very much. The lesson is not necessarily saying that you have to be trustworthy with little in order to gain more, rather the lesson is that your character will not change if you have little or much. Character is the same either way. So, the lesson is to change your attitude and character regardless of how little or much is attained. This has to do with money, people, responsibilities, opportunities, etc.
I want my character to be one in which I can be trusted with little or much, with minimalistic living or abundance. I want the Lord to look at me and know that I can be trusted, period.