We had a situation at school this week where some students used poor judgment. It wasn't a huge deal, but still had to be dealt with. We have a student run cafe that is our little version of Starbucks. It's run by our business department and is really popular. It seems some students were giving away free drinks and of course some were receiving them. It didn't amount to a lot,but the principle is a really big deal. I could sense the hurt in the voice of our Principal. He had a lot of consequences to hand out. Many students were embarassed about their mistakes and genuinely sorry.
I think it's obvious why the school had to take such a stand on a "little" problem. It goes with this parable. The students were trusted with very little and failed. In order to trust them with much, they will need to learn from this failure and move on. We are preparing students for the real world of work where they will be tempted with bigger acts of dishonesty. If they suffer the consequences now when they are young, maybe they will remember when more is on the line.
God knows our hearts. He blesses us according to our ability to be able to use it for his kingdom. Those who aren't satisfied and always need more will probably not receive it. Those that are satisfied with very little, will gain more. We have to earn the trust to be granted more.
Be satisfied with what you have. Turn everything to The Lord and you will be amazed at the abundance you receive.
Thank you Lord for the blessings you bestow upon me and my family. May I use them for your honor and glory. May I always be satisfied and recognize the wonderful gifts that ALL come from you. Amen!