STRIVING FOR HIS APPROVAL By: Pastor David Ogbueli

BIBLE READING: NUMBERS 12:7; 1THESSALONIANS 2:4; MATTHEW 24:45; 1CORINTHIANS 4:2
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth” 2Timothy 2:15(NKJV). 
Faithfulness is one of the scarcest virtues in supply during these Last Days. King Solomon himself acknowledged this same issue in the Holy Scriptures: “Most men will proclaim each his own goodness but who can find a faithful man” (Prov. 20:6).

It is only that which one searches for that one can find and one cannot search for what isn’t hidden from one’s view. Simply put, it is Faithfulness that secures us approval before the Lord God Almighty (Matt. 25:21).

                                             By definition 

Faithfulness is “the quality of being steadfast in affection or allegiance.” Synonyms include trustworthiness, fidelity, loyalty, dependability and reliability. In other words, an unfaithful person doesn’t serve the Lord with all his heart. The Bible says:
“Cursed is he who does the Work of the Lord deceitfully; and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from blood” (Jer. 48:10).

Observe carefully that the issue in the aforementioned Scripture isn’t Whose Work is done but rather the attitude of infidelity and deceit with which it is done.
The Bible clearly states the following Truth: “Depending on an unreliable man in a crisis is like trying to chew with a loose tooth or walk with a crippled foot” Prov. 25:19(GNT). People are often hired for WHAT they know but fired for WHO they are.

The onus therefore lies upon us to strive to win God’s Approval and Trust because He places an extremely high premium on the Virtue of Faithfulness even at the expense of competence. The Lord grant us Grace to continually remain faithful to Him.

                                                    PRAYER                                               
Heavenly Father, we ascribe all the Glory, Honor and Power to You alone. O Lord, please help us to cultivate and express the quality of Faithfulness in all our dealings with You in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen.

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