Be Trustworthy

What does trust mean to you? Are you trustworthy? How quickly do you trust people you meet? Does your trust of people grow over time as you get to know them better? Do you think God trusts you with His blessings?

We all trust someone and typically multiple someone’s throughout our lives. We trust people at different levels and with different things. We may trust a few people we work with, trusting they will complete assigned tasks. We may even make friends with some of our co-workers and trust them with more important information.

We typically trust family members with more information than we do others. In fact, a husband and wife must have trust of one another or their marriage likely won’t last. As a married couple, they must trust one another with finances and bill paying. They entrust confidential information with one another, trusting it won’t be repeated.

We often tell our parents confidential information and trust them not to repeat it. As young children, we trust our parents to provide for us; buying our clothing, food, and paying for a place for us to live. In fact, children often blindly trust their parents, unless they are given a reason not to.

I believe we all are trustworthy to some degree or another. After all, even members of a criminal organization must trust one another in order to succeed in their criminal activity. The question for all of us is, how trustworthy are we?

God is looking to trust us as well. He wants to trust us with the riches of heaven. Yet, if we cannot be trusted with the His blessings here and now, how can He trust us with His richest blessing?

We don’t think of our homes, clothing, food, and all our belongings as blessings from God. We look at them as though we earned them. Yet, when we trace our ability to acquire them to the very root, God has blessed us with a skill that allowed us to get a job, which allowed us to purchase those objects. Everything is a blessing from God.

When we look at everything as a blessing from God and we look at them as God trusting us to take care of them, our attitude toward each object we have will change. We are to care for each little thing we are blessed with. God is looking to bless us with far more in heaven.

I pray we all care for our blessings from God. I pray we trust Him to continue to bless us. I pray each one of us will grow into a very trustworthy person. Trust God. Be trustworthy. Care for God’s blessings. See everything as a blessing from God.

Luke 16:1—11 “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. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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