Faithfulness in All Things

Can greatness be as simple as buying a house and building a strong family? The Bible says so. 


John Stonestreet

Kasey Leander

Christian faithfulness, especially at a time of cultural chaos, isn’t really about trying to do great things for God. In a tweet, my friend Katy Faust of Them Before Us explained:    

Afraid for the nation? Buy a house. Plant a garden. Get married. Have lots of babies. Help your children marry well, be great grandparents. You needn’t run for office, start a podcast or lead a thinktank. The most powerful & countercultural work happens in your home.   

Amen. She then cited Jeremiah 29:5-6, in which God told the exiles of Judah to “build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce.”   

It can be easy to equate “greatness” with fame or followers or something loud and big. But God asks for faithfulness in whatever our hand finds to do. That was true for the exiles in Babylon, and it’s still true today. 

This Point was first published 12.22.22. 


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