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Above All Is Faithfulness (5 of 10)
Series: Found Faithful
I Corinthians 4:2
If you have your Bible I want you to turn to I Corinthians 4:2 - the theme of our messages "Found Faithful". We have been talking about being faithful to the tithe, being faithful to the task God has given us. God puts a premium on faithfulness so today I want to preach on the text verse of this entire series. And I want to preach on the subject "Above All Is Faithfulness". Faithfulness above all.
God's standard is faithfulness. Most of you who are married, I ask if you could turn to your mate and say honey I want you to know I am faithful. Most of you would be able to do that and you should be able to do that. If you can't there is a problem, in fact, nearly all the marriage books I have read and all the marriage seminars that I have attended have said that the fundamental foundation of every marriage relationship is faithfulness. That is not just a part of God's Word; even secular marriage counselors will tell you that the fastest way to destroy your marriage is to be unfaithful.
But did you know it is even more important to be faithful to the eternal God? It is more important to be faithful to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, than it is to be faithful to your mate, as supremely important as that is. It is more important to be faithful to Him for He is God. And this verse simply says this –
I Corinthians 4:2 "Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful."
If you translated this from Greek you could translate the word moreover above all or above everything. So you could read it to say above everything it is required in stewards that a man be found faithful. It is required in servants of God, those to whom the gospel has been entrusted, those who are God's children, those who are God's people, above every thing else God requires faithfulness.
You ask me today, what does God expect of my life? And the simplest and ...
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