Over the past few days I have been pondering the faithfulness of God. There are numerous passages in the Bible that specifically refer to God’s faithfulness. The best known verse is probably Lamentations 3.23 which includes the worshipful phrase: great is thy faithfulness.
One of my favourite verses is Hebrews 10.23: Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised). We can utterly depend on God to take care of us no matter what the situation, and we can live our lives knowing that He loves us and only wants to do us good.
God is faithful to us. And He wants us to be faithful to Him.
God is seeking and raising up servants who ‘shall do according to that which is in mine heart and in my mind’ (1 Sam 2.35). Abraham, Moses, Nehemiah’s brother, Hanani, Uriah, Zechariah and Daniel are all named as being ‘faithful’.
Peter and Paul list off a number of ‘faithful’ servants: Timothy: faithful in the Lord; Tychicus and Epaphras: faithful ministers of Christ; and Onesimus and Silvanus: faithful brothers.
And the Lord Jesus, in Revelation 2:13, declares Antipas my faithful martyr.
Paul instructed Timothy saying: ‘the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.’
Church history is replete with men and women who have been faithful to the cause of Christ, no matter the cost. We know many of their names. Many we don’t. But God knows every single one of them.
It has been a privilege and thrill for us to see God raising up faithful men and women from among the Loron people of Ivory Coast to worship and work for Him. Please pray as we continue to teach and disciple these believers to serve God in evangelism, Bible teaching, literacy and Bible translation.