Faithful

faithful_sermon-608x342Hebrews 3:1-5 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God. And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;

God is always looking for faithful men. I remember the first time I ever preached. Naturally, I was very nervous. I went to my father and asked him for some help. I remember his answer, now 14 years ago: “Son, God is looking for faithful men. Why don’t you preach from Proverbs 20:6 – ‘A Faithful Man Who Can Find'”?  He was right. As we read through Scripture, God is constantly looking for a faithful man to make up the hedge. He tells Timothy to commit truth to faithful men. He found David because he was faithful. And even today, He’s looking for faithful men.

The word faithful can be defined as: constant in the performance of duties or services; exact in attending to commands; as a faithful servant; not fickle. As we read today’s passage, we see two men who are called “faithful” through Scripture. One is Moses, and a brief study of his life shows us his faithfulness, for decades. The second is Jesus Christ. The Scripture says that He was “faithful to Him that appointed him“. As our example, we’d do well to look to Jesus as we seek to be faithful men and women for God. We, too, have One Who has appointed us. As Moses, and as Jesus Christ, might we take hold of the “appointment” that God has given us, and strive towards it as long as we live. Let’s remember that this isn’t a 50 yard dash. This is a marathon. And as Paul, let us “press toward the mark” – faithfully through our lives.

Questions I might ask this morning are: How faithful is my walk with the Lord? How faithful is my prayer life? How bout my love for my wife and children? Winning Souls? My thought life? Let us examine our faithfulness this morning, as we “consider Christ”.

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