From Father Andrew Bahhi: Living Life as a Faithful Servant
We thank God always because his mercy is upon us and he made us in his image and likeness – he made us very unique. He made us like Him.
If we remember we are in the image of our God, whatever we do we will do differently. If anybody is faithful, he will always try to do the best for that person, make them happy and make the best thing ever. That is our way with God.
As Jesus tells the disciples in Luke 16:10, “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.”
God is asking us to always be faithful, so we can be like Him, and be perfect according to Him.
What does it mean to be faithful in what is least? When someone is faithful to what is in his hand, he will be faithful to what is spiritual in his life.
When Joseph was a slave in Egypt, sold by his brothers, he was working in his master’s home and was desired by his master’s wife. He then spent 13 years in jail, innocent that he did nothing, but accused that he did something bad with his master’s wife. In jail he never forgot that he had to please God more than anybody else. He kept faithful because he knew very well that he was perfect in God’s eye.
All the great figures of the Bible were very faithful to God, and today we honor them. But in our life, if someone is faithful, people make fun of them, they say you are naive. If you cheat, or are dishonest in your work, you are called smart. I wish when you go back home today, please open your Bible to see Revelation 2:10, which says “Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.” – the crown of life will give you the best life.
Faith is required or else we cannot see the kingdom of God.
Don’t say nobody sees you when you do something bad. Don’t say “who cares about my spiritual life?” You do not even have one more second guaranteed in your life. Not being faithful, loyal or honest in this life may give you temporary comfort, but in the end, you need to know that you need to please God.
Choose the faithful way and one day God will give you the crown of life.
God will one day ask you if you “were you faithful in your life.” Ask God by the power of the Holy Spirit to open your heart and be loyal to him, your king and master. He is the only one who can grant you eternal life.
Learn more in Father Andrew’s sermon video here.
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