Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Above All, Faith Matters

Humans can always proclaim their goodness, their kindness toward God, their mercy toward others....but to be full of faith? Where is that person? The Bible says God's eyes are on the faithful of the land. Whenever we see the word "Faithful" in the Bible we tend to read "loyal" more often than "full of faith." It is required that stewards be found faithful.  (1 Corinthians 4:2) Faithfulness implies an ongoing loyal committment to God. 


One can continue being merciful, one can continue being kind toward others, one can continue being good. But faithfulness requires work. Jesus will find many people who are good and kind people when he returns. But how many people who have place a daily dependent reliance in Him, especially in impossible things?  

KJV

Most men will proclaim every one his own goodnessbut a faithful man who can find
Provers 20:6
Douay-Rheims Bible
Many men are called merciful: but who shall find a faithful man?
English Revised Version
Most men wilt proclaim every one his own kindness: but a faithful man who can find?
World English Bible
Many men claim to be men of unfailing love, but who can find a faithful man?




... My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land


For they would not remain faithful to that 


... Live in the land, and practice being faithful. .... ...


... The godly man hath perished out of the land, and there is none upright among men:
they all lie in ... Faithful people are gone from the earth, and no one is decent ... 


The faithful few of my people will loot them






"When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?" Luke 18:8

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