DCLM Sincere Milk 15 August 2022 — Be Faithful

DCLM Sincere Milk 15 August 2022 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Be Faithful

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1Now it came to pass, when the wall was built, and I had set up the doors, and the porters and the singers and the Levites were appointed,

2That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many.

3And I said unto them, Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun be hot; and while they stand by, let them shut the doors, and bar them: and appoint watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, every one in his watch, and every one to be over against his house.

4Now the city was large and great: but the people were few therein, and the houses were not builded.

Key Verse: “That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many” (Nehemiah 7:2).


It is often said, ‘Faithful people are scarce in the society.’ The reason is because the world is controlled by the devil, the originator of evil and wickedness. Anyone under the control of Satan will find it difficult to be faithful and righteous. In the society today, many people are not honest, and there are many unfaithful and fake friends.

The situation was the same in the time of Nehemiah. Many of the Jews who should have joined in the building of the wall of Jerusalem were not faithful to the call. Thankfully, Hanani, his brother and Hananiah (the ruler of the palace) were found faithful because they feared God. Here we see that the secret of faithfulness is the fear of God.

Salvation creates hatred for sin and fear of God in someone’s heart. Are you saved? Then you are also called to work for God. There are many areas of work in the church, such as the prayer team, ushering, caring for God’s house, contributing material resources for church building, choir, caring for the weak, and many others.

You must be involved in serving God in the area you know you can best fit in. Then do the work faithfully, and God will reward you.

Prayer: Lord, create Your fear in my heart and make me a faithful worker in Your house.

Further Reading: 1 Corinthians 4:1, 2

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)