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
Christian maturity’s heavenly measure is not in how much you have, how much you know, or even how much you understand; but rather found in faithfulness to Christ regardless of how few your possessions, how feeble your knowledge, or how fragile your understanding. Men with much may fail most miserably. To our sovereign Lord we are as responsible to Christ for the dollar as the dime; for knowledge dressed with degrees or a dunce cap; for understanding as deep as an ocean or as shallow as a tide pool.
It is all Christ’s. He is eternal Lord. He is sovereign King. All we have is all of grace, and all of grace necessitates unbridled loyalty, unrestrained allegiance and unwavering surrender to King Jesus, who sits upon His holy throne.
If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. —Luke 14:26-27