“Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.” (Pro 13:11)
Those get rich quick schemes draw people in because the desire to get wealth outweighs their common sense of testing an opportunity. The old saying is that if it looks too good to be true, then it probably is.
If we take shortcuts in how we earn, whether that is in overcharging, having an inferior product, dodging taxes, or not paying our creditors, God will not honor our income. It becomes fleeting and fragile, built on an unsure foundation.
When we do it right, earn an honest income, and invest wisely, it may seem to be little by little, but you will build a solid foundation that God will look at and cause to grow.
Quick Prayer: Keep me away from the quick fix and illusion of fast money. Amen.
“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.” (Luk 16:10)
We are wired to consider the large things important and the small things inconsequential. As we go about our business days at work, we focus on the important and don’t consider the mundane and small as important.
Yet in God’s economy, He calls the small things to our attention as worthy of our focus. What we consider inconsequential, He says is important. God watches and sees how we handle the small things. He says that our attitude toward the little is the attitude we ultimately will have toward the large.
There is also a sense of promotion in this word where He will entrust us with more as we are faithful in the seemingly insignificant.
Quick Prayer: Keep me faithful in the small things, Lord. Amen.