Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant … but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold firmly to our confidence and the boast of our hope.”—Hebrews 3:5–6 NASB
Faith is central to our lives, for without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). We are instructed to fix our eyes on Jesus, “the originator and perfecter of the faith” (Hebrews 12:2).
While exercising faith, we also are reminded of a related word, here translated as “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, 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 (1 Corinthians 1:9). This faithfulness is foundational for our lives. We are reminded, “Let’s hold firmly to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23).
Seek to be faithful, not just in big things but even in things that might seem unimportant (Luke 16:10). Your faithfulness can have a major impact on others.
Reflection Question: What practical steps are you taking to remain faithful to your calling?
Father, thank You for being faithful. I depend on You. Help me to be faithful in all my actions. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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