“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.” (Luke 16:10, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Based upon the above text, do you think there are any sins that are so small and inconsequential that God would be willing to overlook them? Any sins so minor that Jesus did not have to die on the cross for them? Stated that way I think there would be few who would say there are such sins. Yet, there are many that believe living a basically “good” life, with the good outweighing the bad, is enough to gain entrance into His Kingdom. How contradictory is that?
How bad would the sin have to be for God to overlook it? At what point would the good outweigh the bad? At what point would the “very little” become “much?” How could you ever be certain of your salvation? There was an old spy spoof television series in the sixties (Get Smart) with a recurring gag line — “missed it by that much, ” where “that much” was very little. So close, yet far enough not to make it. Still a miss, whether by “very little” or by “much.”
Fortunately, we don’t have to wonder about the dividing line between little and much. We don’t have to keep score to make sure there are more pluses than there are minuses. We don’t have to worry about missing it “by that much.” With God’s plan of salvation (forgiveness through the blood of Christ) there is no need to. God accepted the sacrifice by raising Jesus from the dead. There is no other religion in the world that can make that claim. You can visit the graves of their founders.
My Advice – Make sure you are sure. By accepting Christ (if you have not already done so) you can be sure. “Get Smart,” and do it today.