Making Faithfulness a living reality in one's life. Without Faith in God we would
not have this fruit. To be faithful to others, we first must
have Faith in God that He will do what He says. He has showed
us what faithfulness is by honouring His word when we have faith in
Him. This teaches us trust and we will be faithful with our
word to Him and to others.
You must sew the seeds of faithfulness to reap the
results. Jesus is our Faithful High Priest.
Faithfulness - consistency in the profession of God's Word
- trustworthy or believing
- to rely on by inward certainty, to agree, assure, believe
Webster's - Faithfulness - believing, strong or firm in one's faith,
firmly adhering to ones duty, true, fidelity, loyal, true to
allegiance, constant in the performance of duty or services, servant,
true to one's word.
In order to be a faithful person, we must first look
at the Faithfulness of God.
Psalm 91:4 God will protect you with His feathers;
you’ll find refuge under his wings. His faithfulness is a protective
3 What does it matter, then, if some weren’t faithful? Their lack of
faith won’t cancel God’s faithfulness, will it? 4 Absolutely not!
God must be true, even if every human being is a liar
25 Through his faithfulness, God displayed Jesus as the place of
sacrifice where mercy is found by means of his blood. He did this to
demonstrate his righteousness in passing over sins that happened
before, 26 during the time of God’s patient tolerance. He also did
this to demonstrate that he is righteous in the present time, and to
treat the one who has faith in Jesus as righteous.
1 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from
the evil one.
19 I died to the Law through the Law, so that I could live for God.
20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but
Christ lives in me. And the life that I now live in my body, I live
by faith, indeed, by the faithfulness of God’s Son, who loved me and
gave himself for me.
God is our example of Faithfulness. He is always
there, he will never fail us
Finding a faithful person is a rare thing. Will you
be that faithful person? Someone that can be trusted and
relied on. Someone that will be faithful, no matter what.
Faithfulness - Definition - In consistency in the
profession of God's truth. Trustworthy or believing, to rely
by inward certainty, to agree, assure, believe
1 Corinthians 4:17 For this reason I have sent
Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithful son in the Lord, who
will remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every
You must sew the seeds of faithfulness to reap the
Stephen was full of Faith. He was a
deacon and a servant to Christ and the church.
Webster's defines full of faith this way
Firmly adhered to ones duty, true fidelity, loyal,
true to allegiance. Constant in performance of duty or
services, servant, true to one's word.
Faith Without Works Is Dead
14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith
but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or
sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says
to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not
give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it
profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is
dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.”
Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith
by my works.
1 Thessalonians 3:1-18
Verse 3 3 But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard
you from the evil one.
Works are the expression of the faith that is in your heart.
6 But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus
Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly
and not according to the tradition which he received from us. 7 For
you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not
disorderly among you;
Behaviour has to do with the things we do that people see. Don't
separate the Spiritual things from the physical...people will gauge
your spirituality by your physical behaviour.
8 Nor did we eat anyone’s bread free of charge, but worked with
labour and toil night and day, that we might not be a burden to any
We are willing to preach and teach, but are you willing to do the
work that needs to be done. Like witnessing or actually doing work
that you see needs to be done and no one else will do.
9 not because we do not have authority, but to make ourselves an
example of how you should follow us.
10 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone
will not work, neither shall he eat.
12 Now those who are such we command and exhort through our Lord
Jesus Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread.
Some are working not at all, all should be working some. In other
words, you don't just pay your tithe and leave the work for everyone
else. Or stand around and criticize what others are doing, when you
are doing nothing at all.
14 And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that
person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed. 15
Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
Know those around you, take note of the busy bodies, lip service and
eye service only. And take notice of those that are doing the Word
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
Blessing and Admonition
23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may
your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the
coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful,
who also will do it.
Spirit, soul and body. You can't separate the three, all three are
involved in the work.
Paul said "Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ." 1 Corinthians
Jesus was the Word in action. He was faithful. He went where people
were and lived as they did.
How do we get from where we are to where we can say what Paul said?
One step at a time. It's not instant. It takes time and patience and
a lot of study of God's word. But it is worth waiting for. Be
diligent in whatever God gives you to do. Don't be impatient, God
knows what you can handle. And in the end, it will be fruit that
2 Thessalonians 3:1-4
Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the
Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, 2 and
that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not
all have faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful, who will establish
you and guard you from the evil one. 4 And we have confidence in the
Lord concerning you, both that you do and will do the things we
Not all men have faith, or are faithful vs The Lord
is always faithful.
Work is an expression of the faith in your heart. If
you profess to be faithful and act differently when you don't think
anyone is watching, you will eventually be caught. You cannot
separate your spiritual life from your physical life. We are
to be an example, whether we know that you are being watched or not.
We are willing to preach, but are we willing to do what needs to be
done to show others that you are not just a lot of words with no
action. If you are going to talk the talk, you must be willing to
walk the walk.
9 There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. 10 For he
who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as
God did from His.
The Word Discovers Our Condition
11 Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall
according to the same example of disobedience. 12 For the word of
God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword,
piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and
marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things
are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
After the work, we enter into rest.
23 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you
have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over
many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
Be faithful in the following
Declaring God`s word
Bearing witness to His Truth
Offices of trust
The small things
All of this is illustrated in the lives of men like
James 2:23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which
says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for
righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God.
Genesis 39:22-23 And the keeper of the prison
committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners who were in the prison;
whatever they did there, it was his doing. 23 The keeper of the
prison did not look into anything that was under Joseph’s authority,
because the Lord was with him; and whatever he did, the Lord made it
2 Samuel 22:20-25 20 He also brought me out
into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.
21 “The Lord rewarded me according to my
righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has
22 For I have kept the ways of the Lord,
And have not wickedly departed from my God.
23 For all His judgments were before me;
And as for His statutes, I did not depart from them.
24 I was also blameless before Him,
And I kept myself from my iniquity.
25 Therefore the Lord has recompensed me according
to my righteousness,
According to my cleanness in His eyes
Hebrews 3:2 Who was faithful to Him who
appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house.
And many more men and women throughout the Bible
Ephesians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ
by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful
in Christ Jesus:
Colossians 1:2 2 To the saints and faithful
brethren in Christ who are in Colosse: Grace to you and peace from
God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelation 17:14 These will make war with the
Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and
King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and
You won’t have to convince people that you are
faithful or have faith, they will see it, and God will honour it.
Faithfulness is showing people that your word is your bond.
The same as God's Word is His Bond.
A Faithful person is someone that can be relied on.
Someone that speaks the truth, and follows through, no matter what
it takes. That you can count on them to be there for you, even if no
one else is.
Remember: We must believe that God is, and that He is the rewarder of them that diligently seek him!