Flawlessly Faithful

I’ve been teaching my little Wednesday night kiddos about the Fruits of the Spirit for the past few weeks. Tonight’s lesson is on faithfulness. In a world filled with a jillion wishy-washy people, I want to urge these kids to be different. Though the only way they can be different is by realizing their default mode is wishy-washiness. They must look to something beyond themselves to help them become faithful…the Holy Spirit.

We looked at the friendship of David and Jonathan during our class, which is a very good example of friends who are faithful. They remained loyal to one another many times, even when things got tough. But our ultimate example of faithfulness is God Himself. He is the only One we can count on…the only One who will prove flawlessly faithful over and over again.

“Know therefore that the LORD your God is God,
the faithful God
who keeps covenant and steadfast love
with those who love Him and keep His commandments,
to a thousand generations.”
{Deuteronomy 7:9}

He keeps His promises. His love stays the same. He never changes. Oh that these kids would trust Him and KNOW that His love is unfailing. Oh that I would remember that He is faithful and His love never changes. Even when we are unfaithful, He remains faithful. {2 Timothy 2:13} We can only be faithful to others after we begin to understand how faithful God is to us.

“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
therefore I have continued My faithfulness to you.”
{Jeremiah 31:3}

His love is faithful—He promises to never remove His love from us. His Word is faithful—He never breaks His promises. God is our only totally faithful friend. He is the only One who has the ability and the character to be faithful all the time. Numbers 23:19 tells us that God is not a man, so He doesn’t lie. He isn’t human and He doesn’t change His mind. Has He ever spoken and failed to act? Has He ever made a promise and not carried it through? If God broke a promise, what would that mean about His other attributes? He wouldn’t be holy if He had broken a promise. He wouldn’t be totally truthful. He wouldn’t be 100% right. He wouldn’t be God if He weren’t faithful all the time.

Only the Holy Spirit living in us can help us be faithful to God and to others. And if we are faithful, we have this promise to look forward to!

“He will guard the feet of His faithful ones.”
{1 Samuel 2:9} 

May we be shining examples of God’s faithfulness as we allow the Holy Spirit to abide in us and produce His fruit in our hearts. Thank God for His faithfulness today!

O Lord, you are my God;
I will exalt You; I will praise Your name,
for You have done wonderful things,
plans formed of old, faithful and sure.
{Isaiah 25:1} 


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