Psalm 59-60 & Luke 19.11-27

From Mark Booker

"Well done, good servant" (Luke 19.17). These words came to the servant because he was 'faithful in a very little.' During a challenging period of ministry a number of years ago, I called one of my mentors. He patiently listened and then reminded me of the call to be faithful. A bit exasperated, I asked, "Well, what does it mean to be faithful?" His response: "Just do the next thing you're supposed to do and do it well." That was a call to faithfulness in the little things: talking with someone, getting the next task done, preparing for Neighborhood Group, putting the kids to bed, helping someone move. The spotlights aren't on when most of life happens. Being 'faithful in a very little' likely means no fanfare, no praise from others. But it leads to the greatest reward, the commendation of Jesus the King, and to fruitfulness as well. What's the next thing you're supposed to do? Do it well, as a response to what you've been given by the King. Paul's words are relevant here: "And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him" (Colossians 3.17).