June 18, 2005Email to a FriendPrint
It is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. 1 Corinthians 4:2
In the recording industry, some years ago, “hi-fi” stood for high fidelity. Much enjoyment is derived from listening to music that is faithfully and accurately reproduced.
“High fidelity” is the mark of the children of God in the performance of their Christian calling. In this respect they are imitators – as children should be – of their heavenly Father, who faithfully keeps all His promises.
As “hi-fi” servants of God, we in life carry out and fulfill the Word of God which we hold in our hearts and confess with our mouths. We are stewards and caretakers of all that God has entrusted to us. We do credit to the high privilege that is ours when we are found trustworthy. When we are so found, then we, as the apostle Paul writes, are showing “that [we] can be fully trusted, so that in every way [we] will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive" (Titus 2:10). What sweet music it is to God – and in the ears of our fellow human beings – when with high fidelity we reproduce the Word of God in our lives!
In commending high-fidelity performance, and in encouraging us to continue, our Lord is not asking anything of us that He Himself was unwilling to render. All His words and works were marked by high fidelity. Of Him the writer of the book of Hebrews declares, “He was faithful to the One who appointed Him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house” (Hebrews 3:2). Jesus was faithful to all the will of God, His heavenly Father, to the point of death, even death on a cross. All this was for us, that He might redeem us from sin and enable us to give all the sweet sounds of heavenly music in all of life.
PRAYER: O Holy Spirit, develop in me the virtue of high fidelity. Amen.
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