Fruit of the Spirit – Faithfulness

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

When faithfulness is thought of, dogs are likely to come to mind.  These animals are obedient and loyal to their master because their master takes care of them.

This is the quality that we strive for as Christians.  Our Master always takes care of us, it’s just that sometimes we take God’s goodness for granted and forget about it.

Our faithfulness goes in two directions.  First and foremost, we are faithful to God.  We follow His commands and are devoted to His work.  We are faithful to the church and to winning the lost for Christ.

We are also faithful in our dealings with other people.  When we say that we are going to do something, we are good to our word.  We do not go back on promises that we made or change to whatever is most convenient at the moment.

We have the greatest example of faithfulness to model ourselves after.  Jesus was faithful to His Father’s will to the very end.  Even though it meant that He would die on the cross, Jesus remained faithful to His purpose on earth and to the will of God.

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