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Those who were Faithful

God tests the heart and trusts those who are faithful with more, as these examples show.

‘All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes but the Lord weighs the spirits’ (Proverbs 16:2).

  • Moses was faithful in God’s entire house (Numbers 12:7 and Hebrews 3:2, 5).

  • 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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