Sunday, January 10, 2016

God Crowns Faithfulness

It is not great things that God requires of us unless our mission is to do great things. He only asks that we be faithful in the duties that come to our hand in our commonplace days. That means:

1. that we do all our work as well as we can; 

2. that we serve well in all of our varied relationships of life; 

3. that we stand heroically in our lot, resisting temptation and continuing true and loyal to God;

4. that we fulfill our mission in all ways according to the grace given unto us, using every gift and talent for the glory of God and the good of others.

The world crowns success.  God crowns faithfulness.

[J.R. Miller]

Mark 14:8 ... She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.♕

1 Corinthians 4:2 ... Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.♕

1 Peter 4:10 ... As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.♕

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.♕