May all who come behind us find us faithful
1 Corinthians 4:1-2 This, then, is how you ought
to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the
mysteries God has revealed. Now it is required that those who have been
given a trust must prove faithful.
Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man will abound with blessings.
Joseph is another example of good things happening to a faithful man.
Joseph was abducted by his brothers and sold into slavery. But God was
with him and took care of him. Joseph’s life illustrates this truth:
When you are obedient to God, you can conquer any obstacle put in your
way. Joseph’s statement supports this. “Don’t be angry with yourselves
that you did this to me, for God did it. He sent me here ahead of you
to preserve your lives” (Genesis 45:5).
Joseph believed that no matter what harm his enemies might inflict upon
him, God would remain faithful and come through.
Faithfulness is not an option, it is required of us. In the parable
of the talents, Jesus points out that the master praised the servants,
who made gains with their talents: Matthew 25:21 ‘Well done, good
and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will
put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master!’
But the unprofitable servant was cast into the outer darkness (Matthew
Throughout the church age Christians were persecuted for their faith
in Jesus Christ and also today in many countries believers are in prisons
or die as martyrs as Revelation 2:10 speaks about faithfulness even
unto death: Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the
devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be
tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until
death, and I will give you the crown of life. jk
In the words of Steve Green’s song - Find us Faithful:
Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
May the fire of our devotion light their way
May the footprints that we leave
Lead them to believe
And the lives we live inspire them to obey.
Song in English language @ youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9jCqxpC8nU
Additional Verses for Study: Exodus 20:6; Deuteronomy 10:12-13; 2 Chronicles
16:9; Psalm 101:6; 119:90; Matthew 24:45-47; 2 Timothy 2:11-13; Hebrews