Topic: Faithful Men Wanted
[DCLM Daily Manna 3 February 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Nehemiah 7:1-4 (KJV)
Key Verse: “That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many” (Nehemiah 7:2).
The word “faithful” has become a very scarce commodity in today’s world. Many nations of the world are in crisis because those who run the affairs of such countries are not faithful men and women. They are those who appropriate the commonwealth to themselves, leaving the masses to pine in penury. Although they promise to serve selflessly, they are, unfortunately, not accountable to the people. They are selfish and self-serving.
In many religious circles, the scarcity of faithful ministers and leaders has become a huge threat to the gospel, as many of them are interested in the purse and not in the pursuit of souls.
The testimony of Nehemiah concerning his brother, Hanani, that he was a faithful man, is a challenge to every professing believer. He appointed him to take charge over Jerusalem because of his faithfulness. He knew that he would not take advantage of the appointment to feather his own nest; Nehemiah also knew that he would not take undue advantage of their familiarity to perpetrate acts that would embarrass him.
Nowadays, people abuse privileges. When appointed into positions of authority, they pride themselves above the law. They are unruly and uncontrollable.
People who handle God’s work with levity or make merchandise of His people cannot escape His judgment except they repent. How do you handle your secular and ministerial work? Remember, God watches our motives and actions.
Thought For The Day: God rewards faithfulness.
Bible Reading In One Year: Matthew 12-13