Necessary Internal Shifts: A Shift in Values

Luke 16:10-12
10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. 11 So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? 12 And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?

The corona virus pandemic has brought the world to a stand still. Life as we know it has been disrupted and the focus now is on containing the pandemic and finding a solution to counter the virus. Suddenly our priorities have been greatly shifted and we are focused on staying safe and staying alive. The virus has basically sent or kept everyone home as flights and the travel industry have been ground to a halt. This has brought us to a season where we have to question our values on a global, national and personal level. The church has also been pushed to a corner where we have to ask ourselves what our values truly are.

Jesus tells us that whoever can be trusted with little can also be trusted with much. If you cannot be trusted with worldly wealth how then can you be trusted with true riches?
This is a season that is revealing to us that what we had placed value on cannot really save us. We are seeing countries that have very elaborate health systems being overwhelmed, money and riches cannot save us as well in this season because there is no cure for this virus.

We are but stewards of Gods resources and we need to be faithful to use and allocate them the way he wants us to. Jesus says that you cannot serve both God and mammon.
We must have a shift in this season to make the main thing as the main thing. we need to have an eternal perspective and to place value on those things that God has placed great value on. What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and looses his soul?

Reflective Thoughts?
What are some things that you had placed great value on and this season has taught you not to?


With the lessons learnt, what adjustments are you going to make in your life?

What are some of the things that you and I as believers should place great value on?