He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. Luke 16:10
How would you define faithfulness? Think about that for a moment. Where does it come from? How do we become faithful? Well, according to the scripture above, faithfulness grows as we exercise it. If we exercise faithfulness in the little things of life, we will learn of its rewards until it becomes a lifestyle. The more we exercise faithfulness the more it will grow within us, and the more confidence we will have in its potential. This is the process of earning trust to the extent where we will be entrusted with the true riches that God gives to those who demonstrate faithfulness beginning with the little things of life.
We see many examples throughout scripture that in faithfulness lies our promotion. Among these are Joseph, David, Daniel, and many others… We know that faithfulness is an attribute that even the world respects too, which makes faithfulness a universally admired attribute that all people honor and respect. In other words, it commands respect from everyone.
The question is: How can I develop, and grow is faithfulness? We have the record that Jesus left us. He was faithful in all things to the One who appointed Him (Hebrews 3:1-2) and left an example that all believers should follow! Faithfulness is a required attribute of good stewards, that a man be found faithful (I Corinthians 4:2).
Again, how would you define faithfulness? And how would your life’s decisions, actions, words, and attitudes measure up to your own definition of faithfulness?