Fruit of the Spirit, Faithfulness–Loyalty and Tenacity

As we continue to venture through the fruit of the Spirit, the fruit of faithfulness is both heartwarming and daunting.  Heartwarming, because God’s faithfulness is evident throughout the Bible.  From Genesis to Revelations, God’s faithfulness stands out like a road sign to His children that they can live without fear.

God was faithful to Noah, to Abraham, to Jacob, and to Joseph.  God was faithful to Israel through Moses, Joshua, the Judges, the kings, and prophets.  God remained faithful in the quiet years, and then through the coming of the Messiah.  He remained faithful in His redemption through Jesus’ death and resurrection.  God then was, is, and continues to be faithful in sending the Holy Spirit to guide us.  He also remains faithful in His provision, protection, and preparation of us.

Faithfulness, as a fruit, combines our tenacity to follow the Lord and our loyalty to His word and leadership.  Fortunately, God did not seek our perfection. His great leaders Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, Peter, and Paul were all less than perfect.  They were also faithful as God was faithful to them.

Next week we will look at a few of God’s faithful folks and discern what they can offer to our daily lives.  Please, Lord, help me to be faithful as you are faithful.

God Bless you

Proverbs 28:20 

A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.

Deuteronomy 28:1-68 

“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. …

2 Corinthians 5:7 

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

1 John 1:9 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Proverbs 3:3-4

Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So, you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.

2 Timothy 2:13 

If we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself.

1 Corinthians 10:13  

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Psalm 91:4 

He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

John 14:15 

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Luke 12:42-44 

And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions.

 Psalm 89:33  

But I will not remove from him my steadfast love or be false to my faithfulness.

Proverbs 20:6  

Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love, but a faithful man who can find.

Matthew 24:45-47 

“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Romans 12:2 

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good, acceptable, and perfect.

Psalm 31:23

Love the Lord, all you, his saints! The Lord preserves the faithful but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride.

Revelation 2:10

Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.

 

Galatians 3:9 

So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.

Psalm 40:10-11 

 

I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation. As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain your mercy from me; your steadfast love and your faithfulness will ever preserve me!

Titus 3:5 

He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

Hosea 2:20

I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the Lord.

Published by Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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