A 3-cent pat of butter cost him a promotion…

By Adrian Rogers

He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. Luke 16:10

I heard about a man who was an executive in a company. They were going to move him up and make him one of the chief executives. The Board of Directors had talked it over, and it was a done deal. It was a monumental advancement. But in the company cafeteria one day, the owner of this company just happened to be behind this man in the cafeteria line. Unbeknownst to him, the CEO saw him take a pat of butter costing about 3 cents, then put a slice of bread over the butter so the cashier couldn’t see it. The CEO went back to the Board and told them they had the wrong man—he didn’t have integrity. And for 3 cents, the man lost a monumental promotion and multiple thousands of dollars!

If you have integrity, how much more will your heavenly Father be able to bless you! But if you live like this almost-executive, your Father must say, “I can’t bless him. He doesn’t have integrity in the small things.” God help us to be faithful.

Be faithful in the small things, the secret things. What you are in secret is what you are, nothing more, nothing less.

Are you faithful in the little things? Let this be the beginning of a new day of faithfulness in your life. Remember the little things. God is watching to find you faithful.


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