“It is of the Lord’s mercy that we are not consumed,
because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness.”
God is faithful–He is loyal, trustworthy, dependable, and steadfast. I can trust Him.
In Psalm 89:1 the psalmist proclaims God’s “faithfulness to all generations.” In Psalm 36:5 he says God’s faithfulness “reaches to the clouds.” In Deuteronomy 32:4 God is described as a Rock, a God of truth and justice, Who is righteous and upright. I can trust Him.
Jesus Christ, God the Son, faithfully carried out God’s will when He became a man then died on the cross (Phil. 2:7,8). In Revelation 19:11 He is called faithful and true.
Because God is faithful, I know He will do what He says He will do. His Word is faithful, and His promises never fail (1 Kings 8:56, Matthew 5:18). God is faithful and will continue to work in me (Philippians 1:6). He forgives my sins when I confess (1John 1:9).
There are still times, of family and financial worries and trouble around me, when I doubt God, when I worry or fret or become impatient. How about you?
When my husband had cancer, he couldn’t work and we had young children, yet God provided abundantly for us. There are many examples of God’s faithfulness in Scripture of which I need to be reminded often. My doubting is sin, which I need to confess.
A steward is a person who is placed in charge of the affairs of another person. Abraham had a steward to oversee his household and business affairs and trusted him to find a suitable wife for Isaac. Joseph became Potiphar’s steward in Egypt. His master left all matters in Joseph’s hands until the day Potiphar’s wife lied about Joseph. Both stewards were faithful—trustworthy and loyal.
God considers believers to be stewards of His grace (1 Peter 4:10), to share His love and the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others. Paul states that a steward must be faithful (1 Corinthians 4:2). The parable of the talents (Matthew 25: 14-30) is about stewardship, about how we use the gifts God has given us. Whether possessions, abilities, or spiritual gifts, we are to use them as wise and faithful servants of God.
“Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Colossians 3:17
The Holy Spirit teaches us to use our gifts and directs our service to the Lord as we learn to submit to His leadership (John 14:26). We are admonished to do everything as service to God, and to do it to the best of our ability. We grow in faithfulness as we pray, as we practice, as we fulfill our responsibilities, beginning with the little things, and beginning at home.
Women assisted Jesus and His disciples in their ministry. They appeared at the cross, and they were the first to the tomb to discover Jesus’ resurrection. They were faithful.
FAITHFUL – LOYAL, TRUSTWORTHY, DEPENDABLE, AND STEADFAST
Even as God is faithful, we are called to serve God and His people–faithfully.
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