1 Samuel 26:23-The LORD rewards every man for his righteousness and faithfulness. Your reward is not always based on your measure of faith, but also on your measure of faithfulness.God cherishes our faithfulness and rewards it. He is always looking to find a man who would be faithful to Him.
You may ask what is the benefit of faithfulness and where can it be found in the scripture. The Bible gives answer to that. Below are the benefits :
1. Faithfulness brings a deeper Revelation From God
Numbers 12:6-8, NIV – (6) … “Listen to my words: When a prophet of the LORD is among you, I reveal myself to him in visions, I speak to him in dreams. (7) But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house. (8) With him I speak face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the LORD.”
1 Corinthians 4:1-2, NIV – (1) So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God. (2) Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.
God requires us to be faithful. It should be an attitude that we should build on a daily basis.
2. Faithfulness brings Preservation, Protection And Deliverance From God
Psalm 31:23, NIV – (23) … The LORD preserves the faithful …
Psalm 37:28, NIV – (28) For the LORD … will not forsake his faithful ones. They will be protected forever …
Psalm 97:10, NIV – (10) … the LORD … guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked. When we are faithful to God we would not worry about so many things. The cares of this world would seem like nothing to us. We would have 24/7 security and we would not fear anything
3. Faithfulness releases more material blessing
Proverbs 28:20, NIV – (20) A faithful man will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished. God loves us unconditionally and His blessings are for everyone who believes in Him. When we are faithful He gives us more. With faithfulness we gain favour with God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
4. Manifested Faithfulness Of God
2 Samuel 22:26, NIV – (26) To the faithful you show yourself faithful …” Our God is a faithful God and His words are words of truth.
5. Faithfulness brings Promotion, Increased Influence And Authority
Matthew 24:45-47, NIV – (45) Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time?
(46) It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. (47) I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions.
Matthew 25:21, NIV – (21) 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!” This scripture says it all. He will put us in charge of many things because we are faithful. Faithfulness cause God to release more authority and influence to us because He knows we would do the right thing.
6. Assignments From God
1 Timothy 1:12, NIV – (12) I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service.
2 Timothy 2:2, NIV – (2) And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men …
Matthew 22:14, NIV – (14) For [the] many are called [invited], but few are chosen [selected]. We get a greater assignment if we are faithful with what we already have. God will invite so many but only few will be chosen based on their faithful
Let us learn to be faithful and share this message with your friends and family
David Hibbert / Jan 10/20