01 Nov 2018
Faithfulness Brings Glory to God
In the contemporary Church we have largely lost sight of faithfulness, yet it is essential to the advancement of the Church. Hebrews 3:1-2 says:
“…consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, 2 who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house.”
I love the word “consider”. Jesus is to be considered in the greatness and dignity of his person. There was a dignity and a faithfulness about Jesus that left a mark wherever He went; so much so that it could be reflected upon. Here was a man, who in all His splendour, glory, power and calling, was able to demonstrate faithfulness to the God-given direction for His life. He set His face like flint, and He refused to swerve from it!
I wonder about us. How committed to faithfulness are we in our house? In a world in which we are subject to a tsunami of advertising and pleasurable opportunities, have we lost the value of faithfulness in our lives. The old hymn, “Great is thy faithfulness” endures, but what about us? Can our families, colleagues and neighbours rely on our faithfulness? Can we be depended upon? What do people think of when they consider us?
How, then, do we grow faithfulness? I believe there are two ways. First, by spending time in God’s presence. It is in this place that we change spiritually as we become more like the One we worship. Second – and this is where the rubber hits the road – by changing the way we behave; by committing wholeheartedly to living transparent, honest, non-deceptive lives. Faithfulness is a beautiful fruit, and it stands the test of time.
Pause and reflect: Take a moment to reflect on God’s faithfulness, and allow your life to fuse with His.