“He was faithful to Him who appointed Him . . . Now Moses was faithful in all His house as a servant . . . but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.” – Hebrews 3:2-6 NASB
Faith is central to our Christian lives, for without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:1). In fact, the book of Hebrews is filled with examples of the ways people demonstrated faith. And it instructs us to fix our eyes on Jesus, “the author and perfecter of faith” (Hebrews 12:2).
While exercising faith, we also are reminded of a related word, here translated “faithful.” This describes what it means to demonstrate faith, to put faith into action. Being faithful means keeping our commitments and promises, being trustworthy, and living a life that is consistent with our words and beliefs, and the Bible.
We can follow Jesus’ example for He was perfectly faithful. He completed His ministry and every assignment the Father gave Him. Throughout His life, He consistently sought to be in tune with the Father, being faithful to complete His work (John 5:19, 36). He was faithful in fulfilling the role of our great high priest, for He became “a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people” (Hebrews 2:17).
As Jesus was faithful, so is the Father. Indeed, “God is faithful” (1 Corinthians 1:9). This faithfulness is a practical foundation for our own Christian lives. We are reminded, “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23).
Today, remember the importance of faithfulness. Seek to be faithful, not just in the big things but even things that might seem small and unimportant (Luke 16:10). Your faithfulness can have a major impact on others.
Today’s Inspiration Prayer
Father, thank You for being faithful. I truly depend on You for everything in my life. Help me to be faithful in all my actions. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Source: Inspiration Ministries.