And the fruit of the spirit is … faithfulness.
What does it mean to be faithful? It means to be reliable. It means to be trustworthy. It means to be dependable. It means to be consistent.
Faithfulness is imperative in the Christian life. Since God desires for us to be like Him, He wants us to be faithful. He wants us to be faithful in our relationships and with our resources. If you are a Christian writer, He wants you to be faithful in your writing.
This day, learn to be faithful or continue in your faithfulness.
Why Is Faithfulness So Important?
1. Because God is Faithful
Psalm 33:4 KJV, “For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.”
2. It Makes Life Easier
2 Thessalonians 3:3 KJV, “But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.”
“The greatest ability is dependability.” Quote from Bob Jones
Faithfulness Requires You To …
1. Keep your promises.
Proverbs 25:14 KJV, “Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.”
2. Honor your marriage.
Ephesians 5:25 KJV, “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;”
3. Use your gifts.
1 Peter 4:10 KJV, “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”
4. Make the most of your time.
Ephesians 5:16 KJV, “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”
5. Stand by your friends.
Proverbs 17:17 KJV, “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”
6. Manage your money.
Matthew 25:29 KJV, “For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.”
7. Do your best work.
Colossians 3:23 KJV, “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;”
8. Commit yourself to a church.
Hebrews 10:25 KJV, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”