Devotion for March 17, 2023

“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 25:21)

In Scripture, to be faithful means to be steady, stable, dependable, and consistent. Do those attributes describe you? They should, because faithfulness pays big dividends with God. “A faithful man will abound with blessings” (Proverbs 28:20). Jesus said, “Many are called, but few chosen” (Matthew 20:16). Why is that? Because talent may open the door and get you the job, but character and faithfulness will keep you there.

When it comes to faithfulness, God will test you in two ways:

  1. Your faithfulness in someone else’s vision. “If you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own?” (Luke 16:12). If you’re critical, caustic, complaining, competitive, or constantly comparing yourself with others, you will be disqualified for what God has in mind for you. Faithfulness calls for serving with love and humility.
  2. Your faithfulness in small things. “His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things … For to everyone who has, more will be given … but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away’” (Matthew 25:23, 29). God wants to know He can trust you. You prove that by how well you serve others and by your faithfulness in small things.

These are proven biblical principles that don’t just work in spiritual matters, but in everyday life. So today, take a few moments to prayerfully ask yourself the question, “Am I faithful?” When you are, God will bless you.

Prayer

Lord, let me be faithful to You in all things, trusting in Your promises and living my life according to Your Word. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Stay encouraged!

Pastor Mike

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