How do you know if you have the Characteristics Of A Faithful Servant Of God?
The characteristics of a faithful servant of God is clearly outlined in the bible. But are we obedient enough to do what is required of us as Christians?
Here are a few tips of a faithful Christian.
Practice these habits
Qualities of a true Christian
Serve one master
The bible clearly tells us that we must have no other God
Do you have other “gods”?
If you say no, consider this, what is it that takes priority over the will of God.
For instance, when we think of other gods, buddha, Zeus(sky and weather god), Hindus, Haile Selassie …… those are some of the names that come to our minds.
So false religion is where our mind goes to when we talk about worshiping other gods.
However, as Christians our gods can be:
- Our children
- Social Media
- Our spouse
So anything that you put before God is your “god”
Matthew 6:24 No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
Believers follow Jesus
For example, you will follow the Ten Commands to the “t”
God gave us the ten commandments as our guide to being a true follower
So one of the characteristics of a faithful servant of God is living by the ten commandment
Love for God
I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
You shall have no other gods before me.
You shall not make for yourself a graven image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity, of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, or the sojourner who is within your gates; for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and hallowed it.
Love for man
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may belong in the land which the Lord your God gives you.
You shall not kill.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant, or his maidservant, or his ox, or his ass, or anything that is your neighbor’s.
Believe in the Bible
For instance, the bible is our blueprint on how to live our lives as children of God.
So we must study our Bible and live the way the Bible instructs us.
For example, remember God’s words lead over tradition all the time.
If the bible says it is wrong then don’t do it.
Also if you are faithful to God; you will want to do everything that is required of you to be a true Christian When Your Faith Is Being Tested
Revelation 2:10 – “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.”
10 Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.(NKJV)
No matter the trials in life be faithful.
Believe that no matter what is going on in your life
God knows best and whatever is happening in your life eventually will work out in your favor.
However, when the road gets rough and persecution and trials are upon you; it will not be easy to trust God if you were not studying his words.
Joshua 1:6-9 (NKJV)
6 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall [a]divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may [b]prosper wherever you go.
8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you[c] shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
As Christians, we all want to have the characteristics of a faithful servant of God.
I know it not easy to be a Christian but don’t give up, hold on.
When you make a mistake rise above it and give God the glory
Equally important, make sure you have a good prayer life.