Faithfulness defined, from Dictionary.com:
- lasting loyalty and trustworthiness in relationships, especially marriage and friendship
- the fact or quality of being true to one’s word or commitments, as to what one has pledged to do, professes to believe, etc.:
In the Bible, the psalmist David reports God’s faithfulness in keeping promises.
- the fact or quality of being dedicated and steadfast in performing one’s duty, working for a cause, etc.
- the quality of adhering to fact, a standard, or an original; accuracy
Yesterday in Women’s Bible Study, we were talking about Romans 13:1-2 which tells us that we’re to be “subject to the governing authorities” because they are “appointed by God.” We talked about the fact that Paul wrote this during the reign of Nero, the most horrible, evil madman (IMO) to ever rule.
I’m thinking, “How? How can we be subject to people who we disagree with?” But, by asking that, I’m questioning the word of God. As a follower of Jesus Christ, I’m to remain faithful to Him and to His word. I’m to trust in Him and trust in His word. I made that commitment a long time ago.
Sometimes I find myself trying to pick and choose what I want to adhere to from the Bible. That’s not faithfulness. That’s relying on me, trying to take control away from God. It’s pride. It’s infidelity.
Can you imagine what the world would be like if the Church were truly, completely faithful to the word of God? I believe it would radiate through us and shine a light so bright that unbelievers would no longer be able to hide in the darkness. Imagine that.
Bible Verse of the Day
He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.
Luke 16:10 NKJV
“If one is false and unfaithful in everyday life, it doesn’t matter if they know how to project a Christian image; they are also false and unfaithful in the spiritual life – and no one should entrust them with true riches (spiritual riches).”David Guzik, EnduringWord.com
Father God, we are so very grateful for Your unconditional faithfulness. You are steadfast and true. You never change and are the same today as You were before the earth was formed. Lord, please help us to be faithful and true. Guide us, convict us when we stray.
As Ramadan comes to an end, we continue to lift up the people of Morocco and pray that a saturation takes place. Lord, we know You can move mountains. Please move a mountain in this country that the number of believers will surpass the number of unbelievers.
Father, we continue to lift up to You the people of Ukraine. Lord, please take care of them. Please let them feel Your presence. Please end the war, Lord. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.