Text: Proverbs 20: 3-8
Memory Verse: “Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, but who can find a faithful man?” (Proverbs 20:6).
Faithfulness is the ability to be trusted, loyalty to somebody or something over a long period of time. It is the ability to be true to the facts or accurate.
Faithfulness has become a scarce attribute on the pulpit and the pew; in many Christian homes between husbands and wives, and between parents and children; and in business relationships, even among believers. Indeed, absence of faithfulness has permeated every aspect of life and human relationships.
Sadly too, even in our relationship with and service to God, this attribute has become endangered. Little wonder Proverbs 20:6 declares “Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, but who can find a faithful man?”
The fire of old in prayers proceeding out of a hungry soul rather than out of compulsion, fasting, Bible studies, compassion for souls, missions, eagerness to forgive, and giving to God sacrificially has died down. Hadlin Sinclair said: “the tears of faithfulness to your belief cleanse your spirit to envision the road ahead”. Mother Teresa also said: “Be faithful in small things because it is in them your strength lies.” What is expected of you is to, among others:
- Repent from marital infidelity. Choose to honour, respect, submit and be
faithful to your spouse.
- Handle that which is in your hand with passion and integrity.
- God has a purpose for your pain, a reason for your struggle and a reward
for your faithfulness.
- Don’t give up, remain faithful to God and man, no matter the obstacles. Your
faithfulness will be rewarded by God.
- Every yoke of unfaithfulness is broken in my life today in Jesus’ name.
- Father, let the fruit of repentance manifest in me and give me a heart of
faithfulness in Jesus’ name