Our heavenly Father,
by whose providence the duties of mean and variously ordered,
grant to us all such a spirit that we may labor heartily
to do our work in our several stations,
as serving one Master and looking for one reward.
Teach us to put to good use whatever talents you have given us,
and enable us to redeem our time by patience and zeal.
Brooke Foss Westcott, 1825 – 1901, British bishop and Biblical scholar
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. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?
No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.