“Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.”–1Cor. 4:2
The Latin phrase Semper Fi — short for Semper Fidelis — is well known to United States Marines and their families. It means “always faithful” or “always loyal,” and has served as the motto of the Marine Corps since 1883. On the Marine Corps emblem, an eagle holds a ribbon in its mouth inscribed with Semper Fidelis. The words “always faithful” suggest there is never a time when a Marine will not be faithful to his or her duty to country.
The Marine Corps motto could well serve as a motto for the Christian life. The apostle Paul makes the point that “ Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” (1 Corinthians 4:2). And Christians are nothing if not stewards — of creation, of spiritual gifts, of the Gospel, of time, talent, and treasure, and of the grace of God. There is never a day when we are not expected to be faithful to God, never a day when we can allow fear of the future to replace faith in the God who knows the future. Abraham received amazing promises from God about the future, and Abraham was faithful — “he believed in the Lord.”
If you are a follower of Christ, let Semper Fidelis be your watchword today and every day: Always Faithful.– Turning Point
When faithfulness is most difficult, it is most necessary.—-Anonymous