Never let loyalty and faithfulness leave you. Tie them around your neck: write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will find favor and high regard in the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3:3-4
Dictionary.com reports that loyalty is the act of being loyal. This requires being faithful to one’s oath, commitments, or obligations. Faithfulness involves being true to one’s word, promises, or vows. Reliability, trustworthiness, and honesty each describe the very essence of loyalty. It is easy to understand why businesses seek loyal and faithful employees. A husband or wife is honored by a spouse who is loyal and faithful and everyone values a friend with these qualities. I remember my father telling me many times, “You are only as good as your word.” It has been my lifelong goal to live by this principle and to conduct myself as a person of integrity.
Solomon reminds us that we must hold tight to loyalty and faithfulness. We must not let them go because they can be among our best assets. Loyalty and faithfulness are so important that he encourages us to put them around our necks as treasures so we will never lose them and can hold them dear to our hearts. If we are consistently loyal and faithful we will be held in high regard by men and by God.
Challenge: Be a loyal and faithful employee, friend, and spouse. May people always find you to be a person of your word; someone who is reliable, trusted, and believed. Pray that God will show you how you can be a person who finds favor in the sight of God and man by the way you live.