Rev Dr Chew spoke in our church yesterday from Hebrews 3:1-19 on Christ’s faithfulness and our faithfulness.
He placed the passage into context as follows:
Heb 1:1-14 The Deity of Christ – God’s self revelation prophesied in the past now revealed in Jesus
Heb 2:1-4 First warning to be faithful to Christ as the Son of God
Heb 2:5-18 The Humanity and Suffering of Jesus – God’s High Priest atoning for us
Heb 3:1-19 Second warning to be faithful to Christ as the Suffering Son of God
Faithfulness is rather cheap these days. One can change his faithfulness and loyalty quite easily as long as the price is right. We need to guard our hearts against unfaithfulness.
We need to be faithful Christians, carrying the following marks that exuberate from the inside to the outside:
1. Live joyfully in Christ – celebrating life by faith through faithful worship
2. Pursue diligently intimacy with Christ – living life by grace through the faithful study of Scripture
3. Witness Christ obediently – doing God’s work in obedience through faithful serving
4. Encourage one another daily to be faithful in Christ
I am being reminded that whatever I do for God, it must be done wholeheartedly. Anything done halfheartedly should not be done in the first place.