“I never would have been able to tithe the first million dollars I ever made if I had not tithed my first salary, which was $1.50 per week.”
— John D. Rockefeller
Luke 16:11 says, “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.“
I’ve noticed that God seems to take me along a progression. After I pass one test I can move on to the next level – but not until I pass the test. I get encouraged seeing that one of the wealthiest people in the world understood the importance of passing the small tests in order to get to the bigger ones.
From what I know of Rockefeller, he wasn’t a perfect role-model (are any of us?) but there is a lesson here that I think we all can learn from.