Numbers 12:7 Can God Call You Faithful?

But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house. Numbers 12:7

People will always have some type of description for those that they know. Where it becomes important is when it is leaders or bosses giving the description.

These descriptions of a person are given by what is seen and heard on a regular basis. Perceived character is what is told about a person, how well a person works, how true is his word, how loyal is he, and how faithful is he. Often only a few people will score high on character.

After Miriam complained about Moses, God told them that Moses is faithful in His house, unlike many prophets.

Being found faithful is one of the greatest attributes that God can speak of a person. In order to be faithful, one must completely trust in God and obey His every command without question or hesitation.

Faithfulness is one characteristic that many people are missing, not only with God, but even with each other. Many will cheat or lie in the workplace or in their life with others. Cutting corners or doing the very minimum to accomplish self-desire and please the leader occurs on a regular basis as acceptable.

Jesus later said that it would be good for one to have God say ‘well done, good and faithful servant’ when he gets to heaven. God has a plan for each and every believer, a work for them to do. As He gives out directions, God expects the believer to carry out His instructions fully with no complaining or hesitation.

Acting faithfully in this way shows God that one completely trusts in Him and truly loves Him. It is also knowing that God fully loves him with a perfect love and will never ask anything to be done that is not good.

Looking at your own life, how would God be able to describe you?

God has plans for you, things for you to do in His kingdom. Some of these things will be easy, some will be hard, but all need to be done. Trust God and do what He asks of you to be found faithful.

Will you be like the world and try to cut corners or complain and try to get out of doing what God has asked? Or will you be like Moses and be found faithful in all of God’s house?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know all that God asks you to do; that you will be found faithful in God’s sight; that you will trust all that God tells you; and that God will use you to build His kingdom each day.

Philemon 1:4-5 What Are People Saying About You?

I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus. Philemon 1:4-5

One of the most common things to occur in every nation around the world is people like to talk about other people. No matter where a person goes, there are other people watching what that person says and does and some will talk about it. The more others know who the person is, the more likely it will be that they will talk about him.

Sometimes this is done as gossip, but other times it is just talking about what one had seen or heard.

Paul opens his letter to Philemon thanking God for him, because of what he is hearing about his love for other believers and his faith in Jesus.

Most people feel as if they are alone and no one is really watching or listening to them. They do not feel important enough to be seen or recognized, yet, people are watching and see them all the time.

Believers are watched by other believers and by the world, and both are talking. Someone always sees when something is said or done that is wrong, and someone always sees when something is said or done that is right.

Although the world does not believe in Jesus, they often know what to expect from a believer and how he should speak and act. Believers in the church know how a person should speak and act.

Those who chose to love everyone unconditionally and have true faith and trust in Jesus, will stand out as different. People will be very quick to talk about that type of person, both in the negative and in the positive. Some will be jealous and angry, while others will be encouraged.

You may or may not feel alone and unrecognized, but people are watching you and some are talking about you. They will talk about what they are hearing and seeing in you.

What will people have to say about you? Are you the person who loves everyone in the church unconditionally and with God’s true love? Or are you the person who is extremely judgmental towards others?

Are you the person who has faith in Jesus? Or are you walking around in fear and doubt?

Again, what are people saying about you?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will love others as God loves you and them; that you will have true faith in Jesus; that others will see God at work in and through your life; and that you will be used by God to reach the lost.

Acts 19:15 Who Are You?

One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” Acts 19:15

Nearly every person is known for something by somebody. Some of the most common titles people are known by are: mom, dad, father, mother, employee, friend, neighbor, spouse, and co-worker. People like to be known by what they do.

Another way people can be known is by their character. This gives the true description of who they are. It will often determine how well they are at other things that they can do.

As some sons of Sceva were trying to cast some demons out of a man in the name of Paul and Jesus, the demons asked them a question. The demons said they knew Paul and Jesus, but wondered who they were and then beat the sons up.

It is easy for a person to claim to believe in Jesus. It is also easy for a person to attempt to do the work of God on his own. However, it is a different thing to truly believe in Jesus, work and walk in His power and abilities.

Some will claim to believe in Jesus, but have extreme doubts when they claim the promises of God. Others will claim to believe in Jesus, while at the same time living purposefully in open, rebellious sin against God.

Living in either of these two ways is not really living for God. It is living a lie and the demonic world knows it. The world is often able to see through the lies being portrayed and will question it.

When a person is truly believing in Jesus and striving to live according to God’s ways, the world and the demons will know who he really is. They will see the power of God working in and through him.

You may never have the opportunity to cast demons out of a person, but you will have opportunities to do the works of God. You will have an opportunity to be His witness in this world in many different ways.

As you speak God’s promises to others or for yourself, you may be asked, ‘who are you?’. Only you can answer that question.

Ask yourself that question today and find out who you are. Do you truly believe in and trust the words of God in your life? Do you truly strive to live a holy life for God? Who are you?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will believe in God’s word and power; that you will do the works of God; that the world will know you as a child of God; and that the world will know you have the power of God working in and through you.

Acts 17:11 Receive And Verify

Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. Acts 17:11

Everyday people are bombarded with news articles about nearly everything and anything. The news comes from all types of sources, from big name news outlets, to small independent thinkers.

Unless a person really looks at various sources of news and studies it, he cannot know which ones are really telling the true story correctly. Often the stories are told with a biased slant to get people to think a certain way.

As Paul was preaching in Berea, the people listening would double check in the Scriptures everything that Paul was saying. They wanted to make sure what he was saying was true.

It is very common for people in church to just hear and take what the preacher said as true. Most people do not want to take the time to verify what the preacher has said.

Acting in this way can often lead to false teachings and cultic teachings.

One thing people need to remember is that preachers are human and can make mistakes. The only way for members of a church to know if he made a mistake is to verify what was said with Scriptures.

Doing this will take some time and concerted effort to accomplish. One has to be willing to take notes on what is said, while it is being said, then later to go over those notes and verify that what was said lines up with Scripture.

As one does this, it helps ensure that truth is being taught and learned according to God’s word, not just some man’s word.

The longer you are a believer, the more things that you will hear that are claimed to be from God’s word. Do not allow yourself to automatically believe everything you hear is actually from God’s word.

There are many sayings that believers have that do not actually come from the bible, some of which actually go against true biblical teaching. Take the time to listen, but then take more time to study to verify what you have heard or read.

This also includes anything that you have read in this devotional that is being written. Verify that you are hearing God’s word as He intended it to be.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know and understand God’s word; that you will verify anything you hear someone say about God’s word; that you will study to know God’s word for yourself; and that you will always speak the truth of God’s word.