Consider Jesus: Hebrews 3.1 VOTD

“Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession.”

Hebrews 3.1 CSB

To counter the temptation to return to Judaism, the writer of the Hebrews letter calls attention to Jesus as being superior in all respects.

What aspect about Jesus will especially help you to remain faithful in your present circumstances and difficulties?

#Jesus #faithfulness #VOTD

If we are unfaithful: 2 Timothy 2.13 VOTD

“If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, since he cannot deny himself.”

2 Timothy 2.13

God and his people work for the salvation of all, v. 10. Their work is based on trustworthy truths, v. 11. Regardless of our decisions, God does not change his will.

When people fail, it hurts others. Our own failures may keep others from faith. But God is dependable, always. We may reach for him. We ought to make him our foundation. How can we make God our solid rock on whom we can depend?

#faithfulness #God #VOTD

Hold on: Revelation 3.11 VOTD

“I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have so that no one can take away your crown.”

Revelation 3.11

The Lord Jesus urged the Philadelphian church to remain faithful, not losing their reward soon to be awarded them.

How does Jesus’ coming serve as motivation? What is involved in holding on? To what does Jesus refer that we have?

#faithfulness #Revelation #VOTD

‘Partners with Christ’ Hebrews 3.12-14 VOTD

“See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has an evil, unbelieving heart that forsakes the living God. But exhort one another each day, as long as it is called ‘Today,’ that none of you may become hardened by sin’s deception. For we have become partners with Christ, if in fact we hold our initial confidence firm until the end.”

Hebrews 3.12-14

Partnership with Christ serves as a powerful motivation to faithfulness.

In what ways may be be considered to be partners with Christ?

#VOTD #faithfulness #exhortation

VOTD: 2 Thessalonians 3.3-4

“But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one. And we are confident in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we commanded you.”

2 Thessalonians 3.3-4 NTL

The faithfulness of God helps us to recognize and have confidence in the faithfulness of the saints.

Why write a letter to a church like the one in Thessalonica who is faithful?

#2-thessalonians, #faithfulness, #votd

How to keep people from falling, but what constitutes faithfulness?

The Missus and I travel this afternoon to speak at a regional event upstate, about 3-4 hours from us. I’ll speak tomorrow to men of the region. The Missus will speak to the women of the congregation hosting the event.

The theme of the event is about how to prevent people from falling away. Since our Lord is the shepherd who leaves the 99 sheep to go after the single stray, this is a good topic. And needed. Not a few leave the truth. Continue reading

#christian-work, #faithfulness, #pew-sitters

God Is Faithful

God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord (1 Cor. 1:9).

No less than 10 times in the New Testament is God referred to as faithful. The word translated faithful means to be trustworthy, sure, true.

Our God is trustworthy. He will do exactly what He says He will do. God has always been faithful. He cannot be any other way.

In order for us to fully live for God we need to believe He will do for us what He said He would do. Sarah, the wife of Abraham, gave us a great example by receiving “strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised” (Hebrews 11:11).

God promises eternal life to all who obey Him (Hebrews 5:9). Do you believe it? You should because our God is faithful.

In Christ, Steve Preston

http://associate.com/groups/bibletalk

#character-of-god, #faithfulness, #god