“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? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?” (Luke 16:10-12)
Corrie ten Boom in her book, In My Father’s House, tells that her father, Casper, a watchmaker, turned down a custom job even though her family was in the midst of a financial crisis. Casper had a friend who was also a watchmaker. This friend’s father died days earlier, and Casper performed the funeral. The job Casper turned down was from a customer of his friend’s. Casper told his own family, “There is blessed money and cursed money. Trust the Lord. He owns the cattle on a thousand hills and He will take care of us.”
God always provided for the ten Boom’s. Their blessings were greater than money. God trusted them with true riches, not only foster children that the family helped, but the lives of the Jews they sheltered during World War II.
Dearest Heavenly Father, thank you for Corrie ten Boom and honoring her with the gifts and responsibility of writing books that will inspire people for generations. And thank you for the life of Your Son, a perfect model of integrity. Help me be trustworthy in the small things so I can do big things for you, Lord. Please trust me with true riches to further Your kingdom. In Jesus’ precious and holy name I pray, amen.