Devotions

Fleeting Faithfulness

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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 25:23, NIV.

I love that this scripture doesn’t say,

“Well done thy good and…

  • prosperous 
  • talented
  • successful   
  • ambitious     … person, mother, employee.

It says, faithful servantBoth servanthood and faithfulness are fleeting characteristics in our world. Commitments are lacking and promises are broken all of the time.

Also, not many people desire to be a servant of the Lord. Too many people are trying to make a name for themselves by growing their online presence and climb a professional hierarchy. There is nothing wrong with having influence or affluence, but if it’s costing you from becoming a true servant of the Lord, it is not worth the investment. Ask yourself, “Am I more concerned with building my earthly kingdom, rather than building the Kingdom of God?”

We can’t get so busy with life that we forget about eternity.

Being faithful is so important. The main literary component of faithful is the word faith. Faith in God is the foundational block of our relationship with Him.

Scriptures of Faith

  • “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6.
  • “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1.
  • “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7.
  • By faith Moses left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw Him who is invisible.” Hebrews 11:2
  • “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18.
  •  “By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in godly fear built an ark to save his family. By faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.” Hebrews 11:7

These scriptures prove that having faith in God will lead to faithfulness in God. When we trust that He is our substance, our reward, our righteousness—our everything—then our faithfulness to Him will come naturally.

Prayer: Lord, I do not want to have fleeting faithfulness when living for You gets difficult. I desire to be Your faithful servant, in better or worse, in sickness and in health—through everything and at all times. In Jesus name.

Angela Overton

Angela Overton is a lover of words, nature, and coffee. She is an ordained minister with the UPCI, has a Masters Degree in Theology, and loves to teach Bible studies. She and her amazing husband, Michael, pastor in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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    rhonda norris

    very touching-makes me want to slow down and seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and to walk circumspectly redeeming the time