Luke 16:10 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.
As I recently considered these realities, the Lord challenged me, in my personal life, as well as in the work at Heralds of Hope. The idea of being faithful highlights the idea of stewardship; the idea that we are being trustworthy stewards. On the other hand, the word unjust in this passage, conveys the idea of being wicked or treacherous. It is frighteningly easy to become treacherous in small ways or small issues, and in so doing, we also become treacherous in the large ones as well. My desire is that I personally, as well as the organization of Heralds of Hope, can be trustworthy.
Toward the goal of being faithful, we’ve responded in the following ways:
1. Arlin has been developing our own internal audit plan to broadcast productions, to help bring accountability to ourselves and our partners in the content being produced. It’s not an easy task to audit 26 different languages.
2. Utilizing Austin’s development prowess in Salesforce, we’ve built a more robust and real-time Bible distribution tracking system. It increases our ability to monitor on-going distribution and make plans for future printings.
3. When things haven’t gone well and there have been glitches, our priority has been, and will be, transparency and honesty above image, as spelled out in Heralds of Hope’s values. Whether internal issues with each other, or organizational issues that affect our faithful supporters, we will not sugar-coat the truth and will take personal responsibility when things go wrong.
With the Lord’s help, we will continue to strive to be faithful in the least, so that we can faithfully take God’s Word to all the world.