DEVOTIONS AND SERMONS

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Being Faithful
 

Matthew 25:21
His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'

Faithfulness is the basic, rudimentary, fundamental ingredient of character. We will not know God's blessing apart from faithfulness. What our nation needs are men who are: Faithful to Family - Remain faithful to your wife. Adultery is the ultimate act of unfaithfulness, but you don't have to commit the physical act of adultery to be unfaithful. Some have love affairs with their work, with sports, and other things. Also, your children need a dad who will be faithful. We have to keep our promises.

a. Faithful with Finances

Are we aware that God might be withholding a spiritual blessing from you because He's first tried you with money

Luke 16:11
So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?

Can we say true riches has spiritual power, insight into the Word of God, answered prayer, fellowship with Jesus Christ, and joy....?

b. Faithful to Friends

If we are asked to write letters to five people that we know that we could count on or that we consider to be a faithful man; would anybody write us a letter? Are we known as a faithful man?

c. Faithful to the Fellowship

This means to the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible teaches that we got to be faithful to the fellowship. We need to be faithful in the house of God on a regular basis, bringing our prayers, tithes, Bibles, love, and influence.

d. Faithful to the Faith

We must be faithful to the Word of God. We should be know as people with convictions, knowing the great truths of the Word of God, standing for the faith. It is our responsibility as a dad to be faithful to the faith and to teach the young disciples what the Word of God says.

Reasons to be Faithful

a. We need to be faithful because Jesus Christ is faithful to us. Which of us has not sinned? Thank God for 1 John 1:9.

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

He's never failed to do it.

He's been faithful in temptation. Are you tempted? Thank God for 1 Cor 10:13.

1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

He's faithful to keep us from falling. We don't stay saved by holding on to God. We're kept because He holds on to us. He preserves us faithful to the end.

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.

How to be Faithful

1. Be faithful in the small things.

If you'll be faithful in the small things, the big things will take care of themselves.

Luke 16:10
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.

The big things in life are made up of little acts, little words, and little thoughts. Use integrity in the small things.

2. Be faithful in the secret things.

What you are in secret is what you are. What we do when are alone tells lot about our heart and life. Are we faithful to God when we are alone? Be faithful in the secret things.

3. Be faithful in the sacred things.

Be faithful to meet with God. Do we know how we have faithfulness? Not by resolution, not by gritting your teeth, but by abiding in Him. Let us go to Him; be committed to Him; surrender to Him; yield to Him; and God will make us faithful.