Thursday, July 31, 2008


We've been meditating on one simple concept found again and again in Scripture, "Faithfulness brings fruitfulness." Yet this makes us ask, what does it mean to be faithful?

1 Corinthians 4:1-2 says, "This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful."

It is sad that we have so often considered people who knew a lot of the Bible to be the most mature people around us. Now we see how foolish that is. Otherwise, the people who killed Jesus were really mature. The absurdity is obvious when you look at it that way. In these verses, there is a very clear distinction made between having the mysteries of God (i.e. the gospel) and being a faithful steward of it (compare verses 1 and 2)

It has probably been the most destructive habit in our walks that we so easily assume we're being faithful (i.e. obedient) when we're not. In fact, all we might have in knowledge. Every single day, we must beg for the mercy to be faithful, just as Paul said he himself needed when he described himself " as one who by the Lord's mercy is trustworthy." (1 Cor. 7:25)

Many of us are faithful stewards of money, tasks, etc. but not of the gospel (v.1). Therefore, we plead for you also to examine yourself. Do you assume you are being a faithful steward of the gospel? This is the daily question WE too have to ask ourselves. We love you.
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