In the world but not of it

January 30, 2010


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So you must remain faithful to what you have been taught from the beginning. If you do, you will remain in fellowship with the Son and with the Father. And in this fellowship we enjoy the eternal life he promised us. 1 John 2:24-25

In essentially each usage of the term faithfulness in the New Testament we see it used as an active word describing actions born out of firm persuasion and conviction.

Paul wrote encouraging us to “not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up” (Galatians 6:9).

Faithfulness is doing what is right and not just believing.

It speaks of a life of service and dedication to the Lord Jesus Christ. Faithfulness is moving forward in Christ even when others are moving backwards.

We are tempted to grow weary and give up especially when we see others that profess to know Him fall away or become complacent. We live in a time when many are in this state. Just this week it was made public that a very well known Christian recording artist has been living a double life for over thirty years.

He is a man whose music has ministered to countless of thousands and it seems almost unbelievable that this could be possible but yet it is one of many examples in recent times. Churches have lost their zeal and prayerfulness and replaced it with emotions and programs.

Pastors preach against attitudes and actions from the pulpit yet commit those same offences in their personal lives and then wonder why their ministries are riddled with issues. Christians in the workplace compromise to fit in. Yes, there is more…

“We do not need to pray for success, we need to ask for faithfulness.”


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