We are faithful when we do what’s expected of us.
Faithfulness is a word of COMMUNITY, it’s impossible to be faithful in a vacuum. Faithfulness happens in relationship. As son, I’m faithful when I’m obedient to my father. As a father, I’m faithful when I raise my children. As a husband, I’m faithful when I’m devoted to my wife. The Bible says, ”…those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.” (1 Corinthians 4:2). The one who gives us trust is expecting something. Faithfulness is the measure of meeting those expectations.
In every one of our relationships, significant or silly, we choose how faithful we want to be. The strength and quality of each relationship is tied directly to our faithfulness.
Of course, our faithfulness isn’t just a measure of our human relationships: “Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven.” (Psalm 85:11).
What are God’s expectations for us? I’ll take a look at that in my next post.
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