Faithful Because He Is

ritw_logo_WPWhy should we be faithful to God?  You may be raising your eyebrows a bit when you read or hear this question, but it is a valid one, for we are to be always ready with an answer to those who ask us of the hope that is within us.  Probably the most often answer to the question is that we should be faithful to God in order that we may find a home with Him in heaven.  That is most certainly true and John records that in Revelation 2:10, but are there any other reasons we should be faithful to God?

I present to you the idea of being faithful to God because He has been faithful to us all!  Being faithful means being true to something and or someone and from that description we know that God is true to all that He does and says… Hebrews 6:18 says it is impossible for God to lie (NAS).  We know that in every promise God has made to His own, He has kept.  We also know that we can count on Him when He says something.  This makes Him faithful.  Deuteronomy 7:9 says “Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments” (NAS)

Another reason to be faithful to God is in imitation of Him.  Paul exhorts us in 1 Corinthians 11:1 to imitate him as he imitated Christ.  As His disciples we will seek to become like Jesus.  Jesus says “It is enough for the disciple that he become as his teacher.” Matthew 10:25 (NAS)  Peter says we are to holy because God is holy.  John says we love because Gods first loved us.  And someone else once said “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”  Are we truly flattering our God with our imitation.

This is another good reason for our faithfulness… It could well be said that “We are faithful, because God has been faithful, God is faithful, and God will always be faithful!  It is wonderful to know that we have a God we can count on to always be there for us?  Are you being faithful to God as He would want you to?  I hope so. May God bless you and keep you in His tender care and mercy!

Copyright © 2004, Nolan P. Rutter

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