Being Faithful, Continuing to Do What God Says

by admin ~ August 31st, 2019. Filed under: Brandenburg.

Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 4:2, “Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” He said he and we are stewards. We’ve been given something, and we must be faithful with it. What we’ve been given is very valuable. It is eternal. It saves. Being faithful means believing what God says and then just keep doing what He says. We don’t divert from the truth. Our degree of faithfulness depends on the strength of that belief. There will be many distractions and challenges against being faithful. We don’t live in a world that is friendly to the faith and Jesus said that at the very beginning of this age, that the world would hate us. There would be no need to teach on faithfulness if there were not extreme opposition of many different forms: false teaching, the allurements of the world, our own flesh, people opposing what we do in many different forms, discontent or unmet expectations, hardship, difficulties, pain, bad examples, a vast majority of the world’s population believing and doing something different, and even almost all of professing Christianity drifting from its moorings. Faithfulness does not mean, never stumbling, which is why there are so many instructions in the nature of bearing one another’s burdens, restoring one another in the Spirit of meekness, strengthening the weak, supporting the feebleminded, being patient with all men, and even giving space to repent. There are many good examples, including Peter when he denied the Lord and gave up completely—he still became the leader of the early church.

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