His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave’
(Matthew 25:21 a)
After they pass away, all faithful Christians want to go up yonder and have their Heavenly Father proudly say: ‘Well done my good and faithful servant’. Assuming you truly see yourself as such a Christian, what are you gonna do while you’re still down here?
As I read an insightful, informative article on Bible.org by Walter A. Henrichsen, “Many Aspire, Few Attain”, five (5) of Henrichsen’s observations, about being an Effective ‘Attainer’ in one’s Christian life, stood out.
- “Have a heart for God”
- ”Be wholehearted”
- ”Trust God”
- ”Be faithful in the little things”
- ”Perseverance, keeping the heart for the battle”
- If you’re a Spiritual-empowered Walker, you surely have the right stuff to be a good and faithful servant for the Lord. If you’ve demonstrated your perseverance (5 above), you have the Exceedingly-encouraged attitude that He’s seeking as well.
- If you truly live the Scripture found in the 3rd Chapter of Proverbs (v. 5 & 6), you can say with confidence that you’ve fulfilled the first three ways. God bless you!
- Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
- If you ‘walk by faith’, you’re faithful in all things – big and small.
So, is being ‘a Good and Faithful Servant’ easy? No, it isn’t. Does that mean you shouldn’t seek a seat sitting with your Savior? No. ‘Fight the good fight’, even when it isn’t easy. If you do, you’ll be a Winner in the end – and for eternity.
- “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ (Matthew 25:21/NIV)
To God be the glory!