Proverbs 20:6 “Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?”
We read in God’s Word a passage we all would love to hear:
Matthew 25:21 “His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”
What makes us good is Christ. What makes us faithful is our service. That service is not haphazard or spotty. It is constant, daily, and heartfelt.
Someone once said, “Your character is what you are when no one is looking.” Serving God is much the same. Our duty to be a functioning part of a local, New Testament, Bible-believing church, means we take our place, utilize our God-given gifts to do our part.
Some of us are called by God to take on specific roles. Preacher, teacher, evangelist, and a missionary, to name a few. Others can be assured of their calling to be a bus captain, a song leader, or to lead a ministry.
But will we be found faithful?
Matthew 24:45-46 “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.”
If we know that our time is short (and it is!), we must be about the Lord’s business. Most reading can give at least one task or job that we should be doing for God. Walk with God, prayer, and witnessing, are just a few of the many things we, as Christians should be doing.
Many will try to do too many things. I remembered words to a song, “Do few things and do them well. Heartfelt work is holy.” It is proven that multi-tasking is not more productive, nor is it effective. We tell ourselves that doing more will gain more favor, or please God more.
With my children, if I told them to take out the garbage and they cleaned their room instead, though I would have been pleased for the clean bedroom, they still are in disobedience.
Let us determine in our hearts to be faithful. Faithful in the little things as well as the big things. May it be at the end of our days, we may hear the Lord say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”