First Christian Reformed Church || Lynden

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

The Fruit of the Holy Spirit is about cultivating Christian character out of which flows God-glorifying conduct. Faithfulness is another essential characteristic of a Holy Spirit filled Christian. Character of Faithfulness. Faith and faithfulness go hand in hand. What we believe translates into action. Faithfulness is the outward visible sign of the inward reality of faith. Faithfulness is easy to define. There is a veritable cornucopia of synonyms we can use. Trustworthy, steadfast, reliable, dependable, constancy, fidelity, integrity, loyalty, devoted, honest, responsible, conscientious, principle-driven, true to one’s word. Furthermore, being faithful means all those things over the long haul. Hebrews 11 is a long list of saints who showed faithfulness over the long haul. They practiced a long obedience in the same direction. We just finished a study of Daniel. When his enemies tried to find some grounds for charges against him “they could find no ground for complaint or any fault, because he was faithful, and no error or fault was found in him” (Daniel 6:4).
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