There is principle in scripture that at first seems a little unfair but upon deeper evaluation is impeccably true. In Luke ‘s gospel Jesus said, “And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own?” This might mean many different things. It would certainly apply first to children being faithful to parents and what is theirs, to employees and what belongs to the employer, to the worker who works for another, or to any novice entering a business, ministry, church, team, organization, military… whatever… we are first called to be faithful to “that which is another’s” before we are, or can be, established in that which is our own.
There is complete clarity when Jesus lays out this concept. “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.” It is a law that reciprocates. If we are faithful “in a little” or in that “which is another’s” we will most likely be faithful in much and in that which is our own.
“And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own?” Jesus