Luke 16:11 (KJV) If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
Ekene worked in his boss’s shop where he served as an apprentice. He often added to the price of the goods sold and stole from his boss so that he could make some extra money. He did this all through his years as an apprentice and was never caught. After he had finished his apprenticeship, he began his personal business, but he never prospered. He became so frustrated that he sought help from his pastor. By prophecy, his pastor told him about how he had been an unfaithful apprentice; and told him what to do if he wanted his lot to change.
Luke 16:12 (KJV), “And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?”
Before God commits true riches to your hands, he will first of all test your faithfulness with the unrighteous mammon (money). For Ekene, he had to work under a boss. For you, it may be managing the finance of a little group such as a church, family and even your personal earnings, for example, tithing, offering, giving to others and how you spend money, etc. When you are unfaithful with the little at hand, you will not receive the much that is desired.
Luke 16:10 (KJV), “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.”
If you desire the true riches of the kingdom, you must learn to be faithful in the unrighteous mammon (money), because, except you are found worthy of trust, God will not entrust you with the riches of His kingdom which includes earthly wealth.
Go into today knowing that God is willing to give you true riches. However, you must forsake all your unrighteous ways of seeking money.
Prayer: Lord, help me walk in your true riches and living above all limitations. Amen.
—Dr. Emmanuel James
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