“The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain.” –verse 11
Trust. A commodity earned. A commodity that can be lost. In the most intimate of human relationships where two people know each other better than anyone else knows them, is there trust?
In less intimate human relationships, at work, at church, in the grocery store–are you trustworthy? If there is any doubt, any wavering in your answer, take a minute. Trust is a black and white issue. It need not mean complete transparency–it does mean genuineness and appropriate honesty. “Appropriate” honesty? Yes. Does the grocery store checker need to know your sneezed all over the car before you came in? No. Do they need to know that when they see you in their line, they will be treated with respect, friendliness, and a genuine, “How are you?” Yes. Do your co-workers need to know about the most recent breakthrough you have had in therapy? Probably not. Do they need to know that you will do your best at work and play well with others? Yes.
When we are trustworthy, people trust us with more. It is kingdom capital:
“…Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.” –Matthew 25:11, NKJV
If your answer to the “are you trustworthy” question was anything but a resounding “yes,” start being faithful with a few things. Start small. Tell the truth, fulfill the promise, or stop making promises you cannot fulfill.
Jesus honors the small, and He makes the small big. Start small. Ask the Spirit’s guidance. Trust God, who is forever faithful, to build you up.
Be faithful. Be trustworthy.
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