This weekend I watched some clips from the recent GOP debate. Now I am not very up on politics, definitely not as much as I should be. But as I was watching some of these debate questions and responses, I couldn’t help but notice Donald Trump in particular. He is a big personality. But in this debate it is that very personality that was getting him into trouble.
He was questioned about a “war on women” that he is seemingly engaged in (considering the way he has spoken of some women in the past), some of his more liberal ventures, and the quantity and character of politicians he has donated money to. Though these donations may have been to gain certain business leverage, it calls into question integrity and faithfulness. Trump donated to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, both his competitor and a woman, which seems to go against his general view of women and also seems to go against his current political party.
Trump did not win himself many favors during the debate. One thing was clear: he will be faithful where he needs to be faithful to get votes and only until that faithfulness has ceased benefiting him, then he will be faithful to someone or something else. Right now he is faithful to the Republican party, but in time, if it becomes more beneficial, he may become faithful to the Democratic party.
Faithfulness is something that often does not arise in the course of normal conversation. Usually when it comes up it is preceding by two devastatingly powerful letters “u” and “n.” Unfaithful. It is a term thrown around in divorce courts, Facebook statuses, and all too common articles about pastors and other religious leaders.
Luke 16:10 says, “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.”
Though it may not be commonly spoken of, faithfulness is really one of the most important things in our lives. Faithfulness to going to work, being on time, paying bills, completing homework, going to practice, being faithful with your spouse or your family. Faithfulness is something we actually engage in every day. But we choose what we are faithful to.
The challenge in our busy, sin-filled, crazy, hectic world is to make the time to be faithful in the little things.
The little things make the biggest difference in the long run.
The little things can include being faithful to kiss your spouse, to pray with your spouse, to get in the Word daily, to hug your kids, to be kind to others. These may sound like little, monotonous, daily activities, but they will make a world of difference years from now.
Choose today to live every day faithful to the things that really matter in the scope of eternity, not the things that seem important “right now,” but really are just momentary.