by Stan Coffey

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Found Faithful in Our Tithes (1 of 10)
Series: Found Faithful
Stan Coffey
Malachi 3:7-10

Today I want to begin a brand new series of messages. We are going to be looking at what the Bible has to say about being faithful. In fact we have titled this series of messages Found Faithful. And the theme for these messages will be from I Corinthians 4:2 where the Bible says, ''It is required of stewards that a man be found faithful.'' That is what God is going to require of us one day when Jesus comes and we stand before Him. He is going to examine our lives. Our lives will be examined by the fire of His discernment. And He is going to examine us not on how talented we were, not on how wealthy we were, not whether or not we preached or taught, but how faithful we were with that with which He entrusted us, with the gifts and abilities that He gave to us. God's standard is faithfulness.

Remember Jesus told the story of the talents and how each man had different numbers of talents but the standard of judgment was the same. When the King returned and they all came before Him to give an account of what they had done with the talents He had given to them, He said to two of them well done Thou good and faithful servant. So the Lord Jesus Christ is going to hold us to the standard of faithfulness.

You know not everybody can sing but everybody can be faithful; not everybody can preach but everybody can be faithful; not everybody can give large sums of money but everybody can be faithful to give that which is their part that God has entrusted to them; not everybody can teach but everybody can be faithful. Faithfulness is something God expects of everyone and it is something that everyone can do.

So the person who has been faithful in accordance with the opportunity and gifts and abilities that God has given them will have just as much place in heaven as Billy Graham. And many of us think well somebody like that is going to have a greater position in heaven than me ...

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