Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Are You Trustworthy?

His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.' (Matthew 25:23)

God loves nothing more than relationship. This is proven by the fact that He sent His Son, Jesus, to die for us all that we might become the children of God and have relationship with Him. An essential earmark of that relationship is trust. God is trustworthy, and so must we learn to be. Trust means the parties involved can depend on the other’s faithfulness, truthfulness, honesty, and loyalty. Trust allows us to expect righteous dealings from the other, and it shares mutual understanding of acceptable behavior and agreed upon standards. Trust means each party does its best to keep up its end of the bargain and to honor the other without fail. Without trust, marriages, families, churches, and governments function poorly or fail altogether. 

God has entrusted each of us with much and He expects much in return; and while the Lord never instructs us to trust in men (or ourselves), He does expect us to become trustworthy. He has every right to expect such, because He’s given us His Holy Spirit as our Guide and Teacher. We will give an account for how we handle our lives and the opportunities given to us, so we must give our undivided attention and earnest effort to living acceptably before the Lord. Are you being trustworthy and faithful in God’s opinion? It’s a matter of heaven and hell, so you need to be sure.

Let's Pray - Dear Lord, teach me to be a trustworthy steward of all You place before me. I want to hear You speak the words, "Well done, good and faithful servant . . ." In Jesus' name, amen.