From the Pastor’s Desk – January 2015
The Faithful Character of God
To be termed faithful is to be trustworthy, reliable and dependable. God is all that. To be faithful also means to be committed in what one believes or does. His faith nature and character makes him unchangeable. The bible says, “ God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1). So how faithful are we in our dealings with God and humanity? What level of faithfulness do we show in our duty, job and other commitments? Even in the area of marriage, God’s faithful character should be seen among couples. The bible encourages married people to be faithful (Hebrew 13:4); and the unmarried men and women are not left out in the issue of faithfulness in respect of their relationship with God (1 Corinthians 7:32). The unmarried men or women should be faithful to the Lord in chastity and purity.
Furthermore, to what extent can the Lord trust our faithfulness? The Lord trusted Abraham and judged him faithful. God said, “For I know him(Abraham), that he will command his children and his household after and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which He hath spoken of him” (Genesis 18:19). Can the Lord say the same thing of us nowadays? How faithful are we with the gifts, talents and blessings we have received from the Lord? It may be little or great. It is our responsibility to prove our faithfulness to God whether in little or great things. If we show faithfulness in little things, the Lord will give us the big things.
We should understand that if we do not develop faithfulness in little things in the service of the Lord, we will not be faithful in the big things. When God gives us little, he also expects little from us. When He gives more, He also expects more (Luke 12:48b)
Pastor Joel Uzoma