“Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who deal truthfully are His delight” (Proverbs 12:22).

"Who deal truthfully are His delight." When you act truthfully God will shower His perfect blessings upon you. Since God is truthful, He expects truth from you too.

The first blessing which a man receives for being faithful is God's delight to remain on him. The teachers indeed handle all their pupils in the same way but it is also true that they show special love and care towards the students who fair well in their studies. Similarly, though there are thousands of believers and servants, God places special love over those who are truthful.  

We read in the Scripture “Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a faithful messenger to those who send him, for he refreshes the soul of his masters” (Proverbs 25:13).

God not only places His love over the truthful persons but He also embraces them as His own people. “I will bring them back, and they shall dwell amid Jerusalem. They shall be my people and I will be their God, in truth and righteousness” (Zechariah 8:8) says the Lord of hosts. If you want to be called as God's own people you must always please God.

Further, He witnesses that the faithful are just. “If he has walked in my statutes and kept my judgments faithfully - He is just; He shall surely live!” says the Lord God” (Ezekiel 18:9). God looks at those people who are just and says, “I will betroth you to me in faithfulness, and you shall know the Lord” (Hosea 2:20).

God exalts the faithful servants as rulers over many things. “....the faithful disappear from among the sons of men” (Psalms 12:1). But still, when God looks at His faithful servants, He lifts them saying "......you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things” (Matthew 25:21).

Dear children of God, if you want to lead a life pleasing to God, be faithful in all aspects of your life. Be faithful in your home, office and the church you attend. That will make you pleasing to God.

To meditate: “And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own?” (Luke 16:12).

Daily BreadJoshua Jebadurai