Those who were Faithful
God tests the heart and trusts those who are faithful with more, as these examples show. Moses was faithful in God’s entire house (Numbers 12:7 and Hebrews 3:2, 5).
‘All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes but the Lord weighs the spirits’ (Proverbs 16:2).
David was a faithful priest to God and a faithful son-in-law to King Saul, not that Saul appreciated it (1 Samuel 2:35 and 1 Samuel 22:14).
Samuel even as a child ministering before God was considered faithful (1 Samuel 2:26, 1 Samuel 3:1-20 and Jeremiah 15:1).
Hanani and Hananiah both became the leaders in Jerusalem because they were faithful and feared God more than many (Nehemiah 7:2).
Nehemiah appointed various people as treasurers to distribute money to the Levites as they were all considered faithful (Nehemiah 13:13).
‘A faithful ambassador brings health’ (Proverbs 13:17).
Isaiah had two faithful witnesses to record events and to act as scribes (Isaiah 8:2).
Daniel was found faithful even when his enemies tried to find some charge against him, but no error or fault was found in him (Daniel 6:4).
Lydia a new convert offered herself as faithful so Paul and Timothy stayed at her house along with her household (Acts 16:14-15).
Paul sent Timothy who was faithful to the Lord and his beloved son (in the Lord) to help teach the Corinthians and to remind them of Christ’s ways (1 Corinthians 4:17).
‘To the saints who are in Ephesus faithful in Christ Jesus’ (Ephesians 1:1).
Tychicus a faithful minister in the Lord went to the Ephesians and to the Colossian church to inform them of
Paul’s situation (Ephesians 6:21 and Colossians 4:7).
‘To the faithful brethren in Christ who are in Colosse’ (Colossians 1:2).
Epaphras was a dear fellow servant and faithful minister who went to visit the apostle Paul on behalf of the Colossian church (Colossians 1:7-8).
Onesimus, Philemon’s former runaway slave, was a faithful and beloved brother who went to Colosse to inform the Colossian church about Paul (Colossians 4:9).
God considered Paul to be faithful and put him in the ministry (1 Timothy 1:12).
Christ Jesus was faithful over his own house and a faithful witness, the first-born from the dead and is the ruler over all the kings (Hebrews 3:6 and Revelation 1:5).
Some believers suffer according to the will of God who is the faithful Creator (1 Peter 4:19).
Silvanus was considered a faithful brother (1 Peter 5:12).
Antipas was a faithful martyr among the church at Pergamos (Revelation 2:13).
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