Faithfulness

By Dr. William P. Register First Assembly Fleming Island
Posted 6/11/19

Several years ago, a friend and fellow preacher told me this story. I have remembered it and told it myself many times since then.

He said an older couple who had been faithful servants of God in …

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Faithfulness

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Several years ago, a friend and fellow preacher told me this story. I have remembered it and told it myself many times since then.

He said an older couple who had been faithful servants of God in the church where he was Pastor were facing the decline of old age. The man, who had become very ill and was in the hospital, asked the Pastor to come to see him.

The man knew he was very near the end. He tried to converse with the Pastor but it was very difficult to hear him. Knowing he was close to end, the old man motioned for the Pastor to draw near so he could say one last thing to him. When the Pastor put his ear near the man’s mouth, his weak and almost whispered words were, “Tell Mamma the tithes are in the sugar dish.”

In the final stages of his life, he wanted to make sure his faithfulness continued to the very end. In other words, tell Mamma where to find our tithes so she can put them in the church offering on Sunday.

There are so many ways to show your faithfulness to God. James wrote in his epistle that we demonstrate our faith by our works. (James 2:18) People see that you have faith by the life you live – or by the deeds they see you doing.

This is one reason why it is so important for the acts of faithfulness to be seen in us every day. Jesus said, “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” (Matt. 5:16) By your acts or deeds people see your testimony. That declares your true faith in God.

The old gentlemen died with a declaration of faithfulness! It is important to finish strong! Persevere! Finish the race! The finish line is just ahead. If you keep serving God you will cross that line of victory and hear the Lord say, “Well done my good and faithful servant.”

www.firstagcc.org. Write the Pastor at PastorBill@firstagcc.org.

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