Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. (I Corinthians 4:2)
God does not require us to be great or rich or even noble. He just requires us to be faithful. What should be faithful in?
I. WE ARE TO BE FAITHFUL IN ATTENDING GOD’S HOUSE.
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. (Hebrews 10:25)
How would your wife or husband feel if you just came home when you felt like it or if you stopped at just any house? How do you think God feels when we treat Him that way?
II. WE SHOULD BE FAITHFUL TO DO GOD’S WORK.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
(I Corinthians 15:58)
Works are a result of faith.
Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? (James 2:18-20)
III. WE OUGHT TO BE FAITHFUL IN PERSECUTION.
Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. (Revelation 2:10)
IV. WE SHOULD BE FAITHFUL IN GIVING.
Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. (I Corinthians 16:1-2)
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. (II Corinthians 9:7)
V. FAITHFUL IN TITHING.
But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. (Luke 11:42)
Our faithfulness is seen in little as well as in much and more so.
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.
VI. WE OUGHT TO BE A FAITHFUL WITNESS.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15)
Jesus told the early church that they would be witnesses for Him through out the world.
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:8)