Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Thursday, May 19, 2022



Text: “Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.  Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” – 1 Corinthians 4:1, 2.

Comment: Faithfulness has to do with keeping faith; maintaining allegiance; showing a strong sense of duty or responsibility; conscientiousness. It is a very important quality required of people of God. St. Paul counted himself “as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.:.” ( 1Corinthians 7:25) He also thanked God who counted him faithful  puttting him into the ministry,  (1 Timothy 1:12) By his conduct he showed example that a Christian should be reliable or trustworthy. Unfortunately however, some so-called Christians are not trustworthy. This is highly embarassing and shameful to say the least. A Christian should be able to keep proper records of monies entrusted to his care and and jealously guard what is entrusted to his care. God Almighty commended Moses saying, “My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.” (Numbers 12:7) When, in the days of Jehoash extensive repairs were being done on the temple, the Bible says the supervisors of the work “reckoned not with the men, into whose hand they delivered the money to be bestowed on workmen: for they dealt faithfully”. – 2 Kings 12:15.


Serving God Almighty faithfully in His Mountain entails amongst other things resisting temptations of the devil. It behoves us all therefore to be prayerful and strive to the end so as to receive God’s promises. The Scripture says: “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” – Matthew 24:12,13.