Faithfulness is Rewarded.
3rd OCTOBER 2021
“Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus was living among us, beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.” Acts 1:21–22 [NIV]
Great leadership brings great impact. The early church showed great leadership in all they did. They were faithful to the very end. We serve a God who is faithful in all His ways regardless of our faithlessness and unfaithfulness most of the time.
As believers, we are all called to be leaders. The Bible refers to us as “kings and priests” in many scriptures. Kings are known to be faithful to the customs and patterns of their kingdom and usually bring great changes to their kingdoms. To be faithful means to be consistent and loyal to a cause.
Likewise, as believers, we are called to take dominion over the earth. As such, we must constantly remain faithful to all that God has called us to do. If we are tasked to clean chairs, we must do so faithfully. If we are called to sing in church, we must do it faithfully. No matter what we have been called to do, we must do it to the glory of God’s name. Consistency always yields great results. We can only be faithful when we are consistent in reading the Word of God and fellowship with Him. The apostles were bold enough to choose a worthy replacement for Judas after he died because they knew the heart of God from His Word.
God is a faithful God. Our faithfulness in what we have been called to do is a response to His faithfulness. Faithfulness is a requirement of stewardship in the kingdom of God. Faithful people always have a singular focus — to see the name of God glorified and preached to the ends of the world.
Heavenly Father, thank You for being the reward of those who diligently seek You. Thank You for never forgetting our labour of love. Help us by Your Spirit to remain faithful at all times, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Further Reading: John [15:27]
Bible In One Year: Acts [15–18]