Faithful people are dependable and true. They’re faithful to God, faithful to the work He has called them to, whatever that may be, and faithful to keep their word and fulfill their obligations to others. All of these things are part of their Christian duty.
Faithful people are that way because they are full of faith. Their faith is what gives them the strength to be responsible. They’re full of God’s Word, which is the source of faith,1 so it comes naturally for them to do what it says. Theirs is a living faith, and it shows.2 Faithful people keep going through thick and thin because they know Him in whom they believe, and are persuaded that He will work everything out for their good in the end.3
How can you remain faithful? Stay close to Jesus, and take life one day at a time! Forget the past, and don’t worry about tomorrow. “Don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries.”4 If you read God’s Word and do your best to be faithful today, you’ll stay faithful, and that will be a testimony to others.
She Has Done What She Could!
Jesus said about the dear woman who anointed Him before His death, “She has done what she could.”5
Maybe you feel you can’t do very much, but at least you can do what you can. If you are faithful to do your best at the job that God has given you to do for Him, however great or small that may be, He will greatly reward you one of these days.6
You’ll reap eternal rewards and everlasting glory and have a feeling of genuine permanent accomplishment from your investment in His work. “Well done, good and faithful servant,” you will hear Him say. “Because you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord.”7
—David Brandt Berg (1919–1994)
The reward of being “faithful over a few things” is just the same as being “faithful over many things”; for the emphasis falls upon the same word; it is the “faithful” who will enter “into the joy of [their] Lord.”
—Charles S. Robinson (1829–1899)