|"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."|
|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.|
|"He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much."|
|Luke 16:10 |
If we are faithful in our stewardship of what is least (money), then we will be faithful in handling what is much (spiritual treasures). On the other hand, a man who is unrighteous in using the money which God has entrusted to him is unrighteous when bigger considerations are at stake. The relative unimportance of money is empha sized by the expression what is least.
MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. (1997, c1995). Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments (Lk 16:10). : Thomas Nelson.
Jesus and His disciples had a common treasury; the responsibility for handling it was given to one of the group, Judas Iscariot. The unfaithfulness of Judas in this task (which they dubbed the "least") revealed his unworthiness to be entrusted with true riches (Luke 16:10-11; John 12:6).
Packer, J., Tenney, M. C., & White, W. (1997, c1995). Nelson's illustrated manners and customs of the Bible (333). : Thomas Nelson.