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<< Saturday, November 8, 1997 >>
 
Romans 16:3-9, 16, 22-27
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Psalm 145 Luke 16:9-15
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TESTS FOR TRUST

 
"If you can trust a man..." —Luke 16:10
 

You are a child of God. You are very important to God. He wants to give you awesome responsibilities and make your life very special. Before the Lord will give you a world-changing life, however, He needs to trust you. No one should be given great responsibilities if they are not trustworthy. Can the Lord trust you?

On our American money, we have written "In God We Trust." Does the Lord have written on His money "In Sally I trust" or "In George I trust"? Can God trust you? "If you can trust a man in little things, you can also trust him in greater" (Lk 16:10). "If you cannot be trusted with elusive wealth, who will trust you with lasting?" (Lk 16:11)

The Israelites wandered in the desert forty years. They couldn't be trusted to enter the promised land. When the Lord told them not to save the manna for the next day and not to try to gather it on the sabbath, many of them disobeyed the Lord (Ex 16:4, 20, 27). They couldn't be trusted. Do we obey the Lord by tithing, giving alms, and not going into debt? (Rm 13:8) Can the Lord trust us to follow His directions? Or do we do our own thing?

When you see your money and possessions, look at them as questions on a test. Answer the questions correctly by obeying God. Don't flunk out of a life of greatness. Be trustworthy.

 
Prayer: Father, I trust in You. May I give You reason to trust in me.
Promise: "They were my fellow workers in the service of Christ Jesus and even risked their lives for the sake of mine." —Rm 16:3-4
Praise: The Williams have prayed faithfully for their eleven children. Seven of them have committed their lives to the Lord in the last five years.
 
 
 
Nihil obstat: Reverend Robert L. Hagedorn, March 22, 1997
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, March 26, 1997
 
The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
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