Summary: GOD EXPECTS US TO BE FAITHFUL IN GREAT AND IN SMALL. NOTHING IS A REASONABLE EXCUSE TO BE UNFAITHFUL NO MATTER HOW MINUTE
MAIN TEXT: Songs of Solomon 2:15
“Take us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes”.
PROVERBS 11:3 – “The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them”.
Beloved of God, our attitude determines our altitude. There are little things which go unnoticed, but which are very vital to your growth, especially in the area of abundance. These are the little foxes which are mentioned in songs of Solomon. The things that make men stranded, stunted and unable to move forward are all in hidden places. It takes the x-ray of God’s light to expose them. The world lives for money. It is their god. They run after it. Never let money become your idol. Money should be an instrument of worship of God. It must be kept as your servant not as your master. Jesus Christ said, “Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6:24).
Money is the greatest contestant for the place of God in a man’s life. God wants you to pursue after the things of God. This is the only way the true riches of God will come to you. Integrity will take you to God’s reserved Eden of abundance. “The just man walketh in his integrity; his children are blessed after him”. (Prov. 20:7).
Right dealing do not reduce men’s height, it promotes and sustains it. Many things that affect men are traceable to their dealing with money. Even in church today, one has to cross-check almost everything that is being purchased because you are not sure of the integrity of those involved. God is calling His people to order. If you are in a business that will not allow you to be straight, leave it and start another one. Unrighteousness will keep a man on the same spot for life. Gehazi was a man who by virtue of his position could have stepped into the shoes of Elisha, but purchased leprosy for himself and his generations to come by collecting what his master Elijah rejected from Naaman. Balam was told by God, “Do not go”, but he cursed God’s people due to money and perished. Ananiah and Saphirra had a good project in mind, sold their land for the sake of the gospel but agreed to withhold a part of the money, they died the same day. We also have people like Judas Iscariot, King Saul of Tarsus and so on.
HE THAT IS FAITHFUL IN THAT WHICH IS LEAST IS FAITHFUL ALSO IN MUCH