Hebrews 3:14 For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ.
Faithfulness is not a shining characteristic of our day and age. We live in a fast-paced society where quitting a job and getting a new one can be as convenient as ordering a meal in the drive-thru. Marriage is only for the “serious” or “religious” and turning the other cheek is foreign! The easy route is the most common route that people are walking.
As a believer, we need to remember that the God of our Salvation sets our standard, not the culture we live in. He has shown us time and time again His faithfulness. Regardless of our shortcomings and rebellion, He remains steadfast in His love. In fact, He promises in Hebrews 3:14 that if we will remain faithful to the end, trusting wholeheartedly in His name, He will grant us ALL that belongs to Christ. Wow! There is a great reward for faithfulness. We can see that God takes faithfulness very seriously and for us to live by faith causes Him to celebrate!
As we take these first few steps into 2017, let us remember the days when we first believed. We should not forget the faithfulness of God and even more; we should begin to reflect His faithfulness in our hearts and lives. God calls us to live by faith!