UCB Word For Today Devotional For February 7, 2023 : Topic – Faithfulness (2)
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06 FEBRUARY 2023
‘It is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.’
1 Corinthians 4:2 NIV
Faithfulness requires making 100 per cent of your effort 100 per cent of the time. American magazine Insight once published an article by Gary Sheer called ‘Strive for Perfection…or Else!’ It contained some alarming facts! The article said if 99.9 per cent was good enough, 103,260 income tax returns would be processed incorrectly that year…22,000 cheques would be deducted from the wrong bank accounts within that next sixty minutes…12 babies would be given to the wrong parents each day…2 plane landings daily at O’Hare International Airport would be unsafe…18,322 pieces of mail would be mishandled within that next hour…291 pacemaker operations would be performed incorrectly that year…880,000 credit cards in circulation would turn out to have incorrect cardholder information on their magnetic strips…20,000 incorrect medicine prescriptions would be written within that next twelve months…and 107 incorrect medical procedures would be performed by the end of that day.
Those are pretty sobering statistics – especially if you are one of the people whose life is affected! Here is the bottom line: only your best should be good enough in any situation. Anything less than that will never be good enough because it reflects your failure to be totally faithful and completely dependable. That’s why the Bible says, ‘It is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.’ With God, faithfulness isn’t merely a concept or a suggestion; it’s a requirement of all who serve Him – and that includes you!
Exodus 25-26, Matthew 20:17-34