3 Bible Tips: The Fruit of Faith and Faithfulness
"Faith" and "faithfulness" are intertwined and are both good translations of the Greek word, pistis. Good relationships are built on faith and trust in one another. A good marriage is a faithful husband and a faithful wife. A true friend is a faithful friend. A trusted and dependable employee is a faithful employee. Above all, we must have faith in God, which will lead us to be His faithful servants.
1. We must prove our trustworthiness and faithfulness in even the smallest duties.
Jesus said, "He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?" (Luke 16:10-11).
2. For the gift of eternal life, we must persevere and remain faithful to God to death.
God says, "Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life" (Revelation 2:10).
3. One day, Christ will return to earth to generously reward His faithful followers.
"Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord" (Matthew 25:21, emphasis added).
To learn much more about the spiritual fruit of faith and faithfulness, see Faith and Faithfulness: Fundamental to Relationships and Responsibilities.