HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“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!’”- Matthew 25:21
To be “faithful” is to be reliable or trustworthy. For the Christian, this is faithfulness specifically to the Savior who redeemed us. Christian faithfulness, therefore, is continued and consistent submission and obedience to the same Spirit who provides the ability for us to be faithful.
This attitude is in direct contrast to our previous “faithfulness” to our own sinful desires and ways. The word also describes someone willing to suffer persecution and even death for Christ’s sake. “Therefore, among God’s churches, we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.” (2 Thessalonians 1:4)
THE FRUIT OF FAITHFULNESS
When referring to the Fruit of Faithfulness, it’s important to break down the word and focus on the word, faith. Faith is complete belief and confidence in God and all of His promises. It is so important to allow God and the teachings of Jesus to shape everything that we do.
The fruit of faithfulness speaks to not only faithfulness to God, but being faithful to the people around us as well. When we are reliable, others can count on us. Sometimes when we think about faithfulness we think in terms of marriage, but it is in any type of relationship.
By putting your faith in God and letting the Holy Spirit guide you, you will prove your faithfulness to Him in everything that you do. Total faithfulness is more than just reliability. It is a total commitment to God that goes far beyond human reasoning. When others look at you, where do they see your level of faith? That’s a good question to really work on.
CONTINUES TOMORROW …