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Understanding the Faithfulness of God

Understanding the Faithfulness of God

Scripture; 1 Corinthians 4:2

“Moreover, it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.”

Reflection.

I would begin today’s teaching by defining the word “Faithfulness.” The Oxford dictionary defines faithfulness as- “the quality of being faithful; fidelity.” Faithfulness comes from a place of trust and loyalty.

However, in this verse (1 Corinthians 4:2), God defines success in the context of your life as a disciple of Christ and a steward of the gospel. Being dependable is the key to success. a committed follower of Christ who carries out his instructions. making the gospel known throughout the world as a responsible steward. For you, this is success.

I agree with the christianstudylibrary.org on their opinion that- “This verse of 1 Corinthians 4 says that stewards must be faithful, trustworthy, and reliable. No boss would consider “hiring” a man who he knew would not be honest and reliable. God wants us to be faithful, dependable, and always return to Him as He has given to us.”

Paul has referred to himself and other church leaders as stewards of God’s mysteries. Managing something that doesn’t belong to him is what a “steward” does. For instance, a wealthy man might delegate management of his household or his investments to a trusted servant. Therefore, it follows that one must be regarded as faithful in order to be trusted as a steward. They must, therefore, have a reputation for being a person of integrity who speaks the truth and does not steal. This is apparent.

Paul is drawing the conclusion that in order to act as stewards of God’s revealed mysteries, both he and the other Christian teachers must be deemed trustworthy by God. They must be dependable individuals with high integrity. Paul will then go on to say that God, and not people, is the ultimate arbiter of Paul’s reliability. Christian leaders should uphold a good reputation (1 Timothy 3:7), but their primary duty is to the Lord.

The utmost cry of God is that we be found faithful to His plan, according to Robert Liardon, who wrote the book God’s Generals. While describing Charles Fox Parham as one of God’s generals, he claimed that he was unable to live any other course of action than what God had ordained. The conflict that arises to test faith will always prevail.

God has assigned us a service area. Like Charles Parham, we must demonstrate our loyalty whether we are in front of a large audience or a small group of people in our families. But faithfulness seems to have suffered in our fast-paced, “feel good” generation. God’s Word is nevertheless unchanged no matter what generation we are referring to. Additionally, our foundational verse, 1 Corinthians 4:2, states that believers must be faithful.

Faithfulness is also produced by trusting God to keep His promises to you and believing what He says in His Word, despite the challenges of life. What a blessing it will be when the Lord acknowledges your efforts by saying, “Well done, my good and faithful servant!” Instead of just saying, “Well…?”

But today, I want to challenge you to consider your life, weigh the costs, and assess where you stand in terms of faithfulness. I implore you to be aware of what you support and oppose and to act in accordance with those beliefs. Never allow yourself to be counted among the persecutors, the despisers, or the envious; instead, show the nations of the world what the “cutting edge” of truth looks like. Whatever God has placed in your hands as gospel ministers, Christians, church leaders, or simply, whatever your calling in life may be, always remain true to God.

BE FAITHFUL!!

 Prayer.

DEAR LORD, HELP US TO BE FAITHFUL TO OUR CALL TO THE END, AMEN.

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Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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