Thursday, December 31, 2020

Faithfulness in Small Things Brings Dominion Over Greater Things

 

                                                                  (Our grandson Levi)

Beware of people who want to rule over others. Beware of those who want to expand their power over others.

Yet, to those Jesus-followers who are faithful in small things, rulership over greater things is promised.

Jesus said,

You have been faithful over a few things,

I will make you ruler over many things.

Matthew 23:23

Commenting on these words of Jesus, Dallas Willard writes, "When we submit what and where we are to God, our rule or dominion then increases. For God is unlimited creative will and constantly invites us, even now, into an ever larger share in what he is doing. Like Jesus, we can enter into the work we see our Father doing." 

It is a first-order mistake to go after dominion over greater things while neglecting a lifestyle of being faithful in small things.