“Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.” I Corinthians 4:2
In today’s world of the “looking out for number 1” mentality, it can be hard to find those who are faithful. In our society of “not going to let anyone take advantage of me” and entitlement, pride of who we are and where we come from has taken it’s place above honor and the very things we should be faithful in.
So what is faithfulness? Typically, when I think of someone that is faithful, I think of someone who is dependable and who can be trusted and always relied on. While those certainly can be qualities you find in a faithful person, I believe the read example of faithfulness is in one’s consistency. The way a person acts and the values they hold are the same no matter who they are around. This is what faithfulness is. With this description, faithfulness actually takes on the personality of every person. You can be faithful in your pride and arrogance by consistently living by them. Likewise, you could be faithful in your lack of discipline and drive. Ideally, you are faithful as a follow of Christ and display it in your consistent love for serving others in every area of your life. In this case, you are stewarding faithfully to love unconditionally as your Heavenly Father loves you.
So how do we as God’s children become faithful in loving others? Hebrews 10:38 says, “Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.” The just live by faith by bringing every area of their life before God and holding nothing back. You cannot say, “Here you go, God. I’ll give you Sunday morning from 10 am to 11 am but the rest of the week, my life belongs to me. I will say and do whatever I want to during that time, but I will give You that 1 hour to do things Your way.” Sounds kind of silly and I’m sure no one purposefully thinks that, but those who are justified in Christ Jesus are to let God into every area of their life, 24 hours a day and consistently live and love the way He does, faithfully. Committing every area of your life to God and looking to Him for wisdom and direction in all your ways is the way to truly live life full of faithfulness.
Today I want to encourage you to examine your heart and life and ask yourself and the Holy Spirit “is there any place where I have kept God out”? Ask Him if you have separated your life into different people groups. Whether at work, the gym, school or even home, submit every relationship you have to God and He will empower you through His Spirit to faithfully steward all areas of life for His honor and glory.
Today’s scripture reading: 1 Corinthians 4:1-13