Today’s Reading | Luke 16
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to read their Bibles and have great things revealed to them while others seem to struggle and find nothing? In today’s reading Jesus gives an important principle that may explain why this happens in some cases. It is found in verse eleven. Christ told the disciples that they needed to be faithful in the little things before they could expect to receive the bigger things. He then spoke more specifically by saying that if one is not faithful in his handling of worldly wealth, his money, he cannot be trusted with true riches, which are spiritual. How many people do you imagine never really gain spiritual insights because they do not handle their money properly? They use it selfishly to buy what they want. They do not give to the church or see the other needs in God’s work which they could give generously to. We must realize that how we handle our money is vitally important to our spiritual growth. Are you demonstrating by the use of your money that you can also be trusted with spiritual wealth? In what ways can you demonstrate that you are trustworthy of the “true riches” of God?
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?