Sacred Truth Friday: Serving God Faithfully

“As for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. At the end of the time, when the king had commanded that they should be brought in, the chief of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. And the king spoke with them, and among all of them none was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. Therefore they stood before the king. And in every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters that were in all his kingdom. And Daniel was there until the first year of King Cyrus.”
Daniel 1:17-21 ESV
http://bible.com/59/dan.1.17-21.esv

“Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.”
1 Samuel 12:24 ESV
http://bible.com/59/1sa.12.24.esv

Daniel and his friends, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah served God faithfully even while in exile in Babylon under King Nebuchadnezzar. 

We, as New Testament Christians, can learn from Daniel and his friends. To serve God faithfully, no matter where we are in life. No matter the circumstances. Serve Him faithfully with all our hearts as we consider what great things He has done for us (1 Samuel 12:24). 

And if we fail, which we will, just confess and repent. God will forgive (1 John 1:9). 

Let's make a commitment to serve God faithfully for all our lives. 

If you are not a New Testament Christian then obey the Gospel today. 

1 HEAR
14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?

17 So faith comes through hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Romans 10:14;17 ESV

2 BELIEVE
24 I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.
John 8:24 ESV

3 REPENT
The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent
Acts 17:30 ESV

4 CONFESS THAT JESUS IS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD
9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. Romans 10:9-10 ESV

5 BE BAPTIZED
38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
Acts 2:38 ESV
16 And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name. Acts 22:16 ESV

6 REMAIN FAITHFUL
10 Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. Revelation 2:10 ESV
11 I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown. Revelation 3:11 ESV

Read the Bible for yourself. You'll see that these, indeed, are the steps to salvation. 


Got the verses for this Sacred Truth Friday post from

http://shereadstruth.com/2015/08/21/blessed-obedience/




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