The Apostle Paul opens his letter to the Ephesian believers with the following words: “To the saints who are at Ephesus and who are faithful in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 1:1 (NASB) Did you notice what he called them? He says that believers are saints. Not only are we saints, but we are called to be faithful.
To be faithful is to remain loyal and steadfast in our belief. When Paul describes the believers as faithful, he uses the Greek word “pistois,” meaning reliable. A person who is reliable is steady. They are not up today and down tomorrow. A faithful person is someone you can count on.
So, when he says that we are “faithful in Christ Jesus,” he is saying that Jesus can rely on us to maintain our confession. The faithful believer can also rely on Jesus for everything. It’s difficult to find faithful believers who completely trust in the Lord. However, that is what Paul is calling the believer at Ephesus; he called them faithful in Christ Jesus. Can you be called faithful in Christ? Are you a reliable believer who is totally trusting in God and not in your ability?
Look at what Jesus promises to those who are faithful with the little things. “The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!'” Matthew 25:23 (NLT)
Are you faithful?
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