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1 Corinthians 4

1 Corinthians 4 – Being found faithful

“This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.” 1 Corinthians 4:1-2

Although there are many gifts in Christendom, God is in the business of looking for Believers that are faithful. Along with faithfulness, consistency is one of the greatest attributes a Christian can produce. As with sports, a coach is always looking for ability, but there are times some athletes take their gift for granted. Since this is sometimes the case, coaches prefer the underdog. Underdogs tend to be the little guy, small stature but possessing a huge heart. Unfortunately, many consider them less able.

Not so with God!

As we read in 1 Corinthians 4, we find that God puts incredible value in faithfulness, especially in the department of stewardship. The Bible teaches that in end times, each Saint (synonymous with Believer) will stand before the judgment seat of Christ. “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil” (2 Corinthians 5:10).

Paul teaches that each Saint will have to give an account of their faithfulness in respects to the lot (time, talents, and resources) God gives them.

 

CHALLENGE

Where do you stand in the context of faithfulness? God has given you many things that you’re responsible for. It may be family, gifts, time, money, or other resources. What have you done with what God has given to you? May God give you the wisdom and strength to be faithful so that at the judgment seat of Christ, you can hear the words “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

RPF