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Two Things God Remembers about His Servants

Hebrews 6:10 is my all-time favorite verse about how God faithfully takes special note of those who serve Him.

For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.

Consider that verse! God is not unjust to forget our service to Him. He is faithful. The verse goes on to tell two things God faithfully remembers about His servants:

  1. He remembers our work—each individual act.
  2. He also takes note of the love within us that prompted the deed.

No one on earth can consistently do those special things. We forget, but God remembers. We see the action; God sees the motive. This qualifies Him as the best record-keeper and judge. He alone is perfectly and incessantly just.

Even the best of servants get weary. The Lord’s desire is to encourage us to be diligent and to trust Him in spite of the demands. That is why this same writer, before the ink is dry on verse 10, adds:

And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. (Hebrews 6:11–12)

My fellow servant, you’re in good hands with the Almighty!

—Chuck

Comments

THANks, since the age of 19 I have been blessed and without knowing it trained by pastor´s Chuck teachings, practical Bible teaching, really practical. Now 32 years later as an ordained lay pastor, no seminary, who learn from Chuck SwindolI, that sermons could be fun, telling them what God told you to deliver, I can say with tears of joy in my eyes HE IS FAITHFUL; no doubts about it. We need to hold on Him to finish it right, for Him and with Him. THANKS!!!

Thank you for sharing this. The verse makes me feel closer to God. You constantly hear about having faith in God and serving him, but it is easy to forget the faith he has in us. My daughter is going to school so that she may teach youth Bible study. I was going to buy her a leather bound Bible when she graduates, and I think I will have a plaque with this verse on it. Thank you for the inspiration. May you be blessed.

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