Fruit of Faithfulness Series: Day 6
The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:24
We talked yesterday about how walking by faith allows you to follow the plan God has for your life. I love this verse today because it brings so much promise to us.
If He has called us to it, He will see us through it.
He is a God who keeps His promises until the very end or coming of Jesus Christ.
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24.
What promises is He faithful to keep?
1. The promise to sanctify you.
2. The promise to redeem you.
Sanctification refers to becoming holy. It literally means to “set apart for particular use in a special purpose or work and to make holy or sacred.”
He works in us so that He can work through us.
Redemption refers to the act of being saved from sin. Because of the sacrifice Jesus made we are now able to be seen by God not as”filthy rags” but as His precious children.
As such, He is faithful to keep His promises and implores us to keep promises of our own.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-15:
12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. 14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.
Acknowledge those work hard among you, those who care for you.
Warn those who are idle or disruptive, encourage the disheartened.
Always strive to do what is good for each other and everyone else.
He is faithful to you so that you can be faithful to others.
Through the promise of sanctification and redemption we no longer live in worry and fear. Because of His promise to us we walk boldly, set apart for the calling He has prepared for us. (Jerimiah 29:11)
It is because of this that we act in accordance to His will, loving one another as the body of Christ. Loving one another to walk along eachother.
Spoiler alert : repeat from yesterday- this is the key to accountability.
We need to hear stories of God’s faithfulness from each other to help us realize we are not alone. We need to be able to share stories of God’s mercy and grace to each other to help build up one another in Christ’s love.
What can you do to continue to hold someone accountable ? Do you need to outwardly acknowledge someone who words hard for you, someone who goes above and beyond for you. Maybe a spouse or a child or a friend or a coworker. Or do you need to provide encouragement and hope to those who have become distressed or “spiritually stagnant ” ?
Which ever it may be, show someone that when the tough times come, you are faithful to remain with them.