Luke 16

Read Luke 16 in your Bible. Or you can also read it here.

“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.” – Luke 16:10

This verse reminds me to be a good steward. Often when we hear this phrase, it is in reference to money. But I think we should aim to be good stewards of more than money. We can be good stewards of our time, our relationships, our health, our resources, our talents, and so much more. We have countless opportunities to show God that we can be trusted with the things He places into our care.

Colossians 3:17 says, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” This is such a great verse to keep in mind on a daily basis. Whatever task we are doing, whether at work, at home, or anywhere else – if we do it for Jesus, we will do our best. We will show God that we are faithful and can be trusted with little or with much.

Dr. Charles Stanley puts it this way, “Faithfulness in the small assignments the Lord gives us qualifies us for the opportunity to serve in greater and more influential ways. Be obedient and faithful where God plants you and watch what awesome things He does through your life.”

Let us take time today to evaluate different areas of our lives. Are we being good stewards? Are we showing God that we can be trusted with little and with much? If not, how can we make changes to show God that we are faithful and taking good care of the resources He has given us?


If you are also participating in the Gratitude Challenge, today is day 87 of 100. I hope the challenge has helped you to see God’s goodness in your life.

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© 2021 Bridget A. Thomas

8 Comments on “Luke 16

  1. Amen 🙏🏽! I try to be a good steward with everything the Lord provides; for me, especially with money. If we allow it, money becomes a master instead of a tool. My prayer is always be willing to give it away. I have seen God bless my family SO many times because I prayed for a tender heart to give when others are hurting. I praise God for the opportunities He had provided my family to be His hands and feet in the lives of others.

    God is SO good! His Word never returns void. I have claimed Luke 6:38 many times in my life. God has proven that we can’t out give Him ❤️🙏🏽✝️. Praise be to God from where all our blessings flow

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    • Thank you for sharing that beautiful testimony, Renee! You are so right, we cannot out give God! When we remember that, it helps us to freely help those in need. Unfortunately we often live from a lack mentality. But God is an abundant God! 🙌♥️🙏✝️

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  2. To be a good steward with not only money, but our time, talents, relationships and all of that – Amen to that. I really like that you clearly say this because as you said we can box that verse to just finances.
    To do all that we do in the name of the Lord Jesus- I strive to do that Bridget but I fail. But He is patient with me and is shaping me. I hope to be pliant in His hands.
    Dr. Stanley’s saying of being faithful in the little things- is so good and true.
    Blessings to you my friend for this study especially, it makes me think and reflect on the points and questions you raise.
    Hugs 🤗🌺

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    • Being faithful in all areas of our lives is important. But I fail too, my friend. I am sure we all can say the same. It is difficult in our own strength to do all the right things, all the time. But I am so very thankful that He never gives up on us. And when we tap into the power of the Holy Spirit and remember to keep Jesus first place in everything, it helps us so much.
      I am so glad you are enjoying these posts. And thank you so much for always sharing your thoughts as well. You always give me new perspectives! Hugs to you too, my friend! 🤗♥️

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  3. Hello my sweet friend. Thank you for being such a faithful friend to me and reading my blog. I haven’t been keeping up on yours nearly enough. I’ve been struggling to spend time on everyone’s blog lately. I keep wondering if I still have some burnout. It’s just the season I’m in, but I don’t want to take a break from blogging. I think I need to stay plugged in.

    Your post is wonderful. I’ve been thinking about stewardship as well. You’re so right, we can be good stewards in so many ways. May we allow God to search our hearts and show us where there’s work to be done. Don’t work too hard. Burnout is not easy to recover from. I’m still working on finding that balance between the physical needs of the body and our spiritual ones.

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    • I understand completely and I honestly think I am at a burnout point too. 2021 has been rough for me and my husband. We both have been down lately. So trust me, I definitely know where you are coming from. Don’t feel bad about not keeping up. I have a hard time reading all the blogs out there too. I pray that God will help lead us to find the right balance in our lives. Thanks for stopping by! You are in my prayers, dear friend!! 🙏♥️🙌

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  4. We were discussing this same thing at a Bible study I was in yesterday. God wants us to be faithful over the little things before He can trust us with the bigger things.

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