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.

1 Peter 1:14 Don’t Go Back

As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 1 Peter 1:14

As a person grows older, he will learn more and more on what to do and what not to do. He will learn things that work and things that will fail.

Some people will learn from experience and change, while others refuse to change, or they change for a short time, but then go back to their old ways. Instead of maturing, they continue to live in ignorance. Often this is done to receive immediate pleasure over long term growth.

Peter reminds the people of the salvation they have. Now he encourages them to not go back to their old evil desires they had when they were ignorant of God’s ways.

Just as children learn as they grow in what is good to do and what is not good to do, believers also need to learn. During the time a person does not know Jesus, he is living his life in ignorance. He does not know how he should live, and so he focuses upon immediate pleasures, which are often sinful.

Once a person begins to follow Jesus, he is to begin learning how to live for God, rather than selfish, temporary and sinful pleasures. Inside the church there are many that have not chosen to be obedient to God. Instead of changing and becoming more like Jesus, they go back to their old sinful desires. Some just dabble a little with sinful desires, while others go in full force.

They allow the ways of the world to conform them, rather than allow Jesus to transform them.

Every believer is to leave his old life of sin and evil desires to follow after God. He is to be obedient unto God’s word and ways.

If you have chosen to follow Jesus, you have chosen a new path for your life. God has a path of holiness and righteousness for you to walk.

The world will continually throw temptations your way to try and get you to go back to your old evil desires of sinful acts. Turn towards God and lean on His Holy Spirit for strength to resist the urge to go back.

Live the real and full life God has for you, rather than go back to the ways of death and sin. Be an obedient child of God.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will be obedient to God’s word; that you will be led by His Holy Spirit in living your life; and that you will be transformed to be more like Jesus.