based on the Love God Greatly study, From Broken to Restored / w3d1

Scripture: Nehemiah 5:14-19; Luke 16:10-13 / SOAP Luke 16:10

The one who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and the one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11 If then you haven’t been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will entrust you with the true riches? 12 And if you haven’t been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you your own? 13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

From a cupbearer1, who would have been in charge of “little,” to the governor, who would have been in charge of “much,” Nehemiah was faithful. He was trustworthy with the people’s needs and with what God had given him as governor. Nehemiah chose to honor God with a life of faithfulness and God blessed him for it.

God may not make us governors, but He has assigned to each of us places of service. May we be faithful with what He has given us, even if it seems small. It can be hard sometimes, especially when our ambitious nature craves the more important roles of position, honor, and influence. May we remember the words of our gracious Lord Jesus who says that God sees and is pleased even with the small acts of faithfulness that no one else might notice. May we serve exactly where God has placed us, with the people He has put around us. Whether He plans to keep us here or to use us in ways beyond what we can currently imagine, let’s stay faithful no matter what.

LGG Devotional excerpt / w3d1

1a person who serves wine, especially in a royal or noble household

Reflections on Today’s Journey

Nehemiah was faithful in small things, so God continued to give him more responsibility over His people. How important is the task you have been charged with? How can you be faithful, no matter how insignificant it may feel to you right now? [feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section]

Going Further

For more insight, check out today’s Love God Greatly Blog Post

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