Dear Brethren, I hope this message meets you well. Today, I want to talk about the things that we refer to as small things, small blessings, small gestures from the Lord. Many of us get carried away by the flashy things we see on social media, and we begin to think that the things that the Lord has blessed us with is small. We believe that we would be happier if God blessed us with the big things. However, the truth is, how we take care of the small things that God has given us, is an indication of how we would take care of the big things he gives us, and whether we are even ready for those big things.
The Bible says in Luke 16:10-12
10 “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. 11 And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? 12 And if you are not faithful with other people’s things, why should you be trusted with things of your own?
The Bible says in Matthew 25:14-30
The Parable of the Talents
14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants[a] and entrusted to them his property. 15 To one he gave five talents,[b] to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. 17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. 18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money. 19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.’ 21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.[c] You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.’ 23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’ 26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. 29 For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
So, Brethren, let us take care of the small things. Let us not discount them because they are small. If the servant in the parable of talents above treated the small talents well, he would have been able to multiply them, but he buried them so he did not utilize them well. Let us not look down on anything. Everything is a gift from the Lord and we can use them all in ways that glorify him.
I pray in the name of the Lord that we shall utilize all the small things and the big things that God has blessed us with in a way that pleases him. I pray that our names and the names of our loved ones would be and remain in God’s book of life, Amen.
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