Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Topic: Faith and Meekness
“Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.”
The word “faith” in the fruit of the Spirit actually means faithfulness, fidelity and trustworthiness. Faithfulness is indispensable in our pursuit of righteousness. No organization or family can be built without faithfulness in its members. Three main areas of faithfulness are required in believers. These are faithfulness in little things, faithfulness in money matters and faithfulness in the things that belong to others.
Meekness provides the balance in the exercise of our faith and is important in our pursuit of righteousness. Meekness is submitting to God’s will without resistance and resentment. The quality of meekness is disappearing from the Church at a fast rate. Believers are motivated by pride and ego to do things in the Kingdom of God which God does not send them to do. Others rebel against God and God-ordained leadership when they fail to have their own way in the ministry.
Many church splits are the result of pride. If leaders are willing to humble themselves a little bit they can minimize the divisions in the Church.
Pray that you will develop the qualities of faithfulness and meekness as you strive to walk in righteousness.
“Building a Solid Church” by Eastwood Anaba
(e-books available at www.amazon.com)