Pastor's Devotionals

Our senior pastor writes out these daily devotionals during his Bible study time and prays that each of them find their way into the hearts and minds of those who read them. Using the Bible as the text and source, he writes out principles and thoughts that encompass our daily living; challenging us to see things from a righteous perspective and encouraging us to have hope and be the light in a world that at times can be bleak and frustrating.

These devotionals are published and released on a daily basis, so if you miss one, 

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Matthew 25:23

His lord said unto him, Well done, 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.

Luke 16:10

He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.

April 8 // Faithful People

In Matthew 25:14-30, we read the parable of the men who were entrusted with talents (or money). One was given five talents, traded them and doubled what he had; one was given two talents and gained two more; but the one with one talent dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money. 

To the first two, the master spoke these words, "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 the Lord (Matthew 25:21-23)." In verse 29, we read what he said to the one who buried his money, "For unto everyone that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath." While this parable is a reference to money, we can also apply the biblical concept to other areas of our lives. God rewards those who are faithful in that which they have been given.

We may wish we had different jobs, we may desire to have more influence or feel that no one knows or understands us; but we can be sure that God sees our faithful service and will reward us. He wants us to be faithful with not just the "big" things but the "little" things as well. He desires faithfulness in all the opportunities that are before us.

If you want to teach at your church and the only opportunity for you is to make coffee, then you need to make the best coffee and have it brewing early. It does not mean that you, nor I, get to automatically do what we want. It does mean that God knows where we are gifted and when we are faithful to serve where we can. He knows and will allow others to see, and give us even more opportunities to serve for His glory.

While God may increase our influence, He still calls all of us us to be faithful in the little things — we never "arrive." Being obedient and faithful is a daily process. Having more to manage means more responsibility. We must continually rely on God and His strength to live our lives in faithful service.

Think about it: how can you be faithful today, this week and this month? What has God asked you to do that you have been putting aside? Let's commit together to look for ways to be faithful, regardless of who notices. Let's be faithful to serve even when we don't have a "better offer."  We don't know what God will do, but we can be assured that He will bless us for being faithful and committed to Him, and there is no better offer than that!

Live by faith, Walk in His Spirit, be faithful and committed to what He has given you to do, and have a GREAT day!