God Is Looking for Faithful People - Daily Hope with Rick Warren - April 27, 2018
God Is Looking for Faithful People
By Rick Warren
“The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him”(2 Chronicles 16:9 NLT).
The Bible tells us three things about the importance of faith.
1. God is looking for faithful people.
God is physically, visibly, actively taking the initiative to look for faithful people that he can bless. Second Chronicles 16:9 says, “The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him” (NLT).
This has been one of my life verses, and I’ve learned that if you make yourself usable, God will wear you out. If you get “blessable,” he will bless your socks off! (That’s why I don’t wear socks.) God is looking for faithful people that he can use.
2. Faithful people are hard to find.
The Bible says in Proverbs 20:6, “Everyone talks about how faithful he is, but just try to find someone who really is!” (GNT). A lot of people talk the talk, but they don’t really trust God. They trust their credit card instead. They say they believe in God, but they don’t really trust him when it comes to their finances, health, or job.
Psalm 53:2-3 says this: “God looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if anyone is truly wise, if anyone seeks God. But no, all have turned away; all have become corrupt. No one does good, not a single one!” (NLT).
3. Faithfulness is the key to blessing and victory.
First John 5:4-5 says, “For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God” (NLT).
The Bible says in Proverbs 28:20, “A faithful man will have many blessings” (HCSB). I want your life to have many blessings. But to have those blessings, you have to learn faithfulness. God tests your faithfulness in different ways. Will you let him grow you in this area so that you can be a person of faith?
Talk About It
What are some ways that God has tested or is testing your faithfulness?
What people do you look up to because you consider them faithful — people who are full of faith for the Lord? What attributes do they have in common?
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