Loyalty and Faithfulness

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 HCSB

We all desire to have friends who are loyal and faithful. A loyal person is someone you can always count on to be there when needed. The faithful will be with you even in the darkest hours. Certainly these are traits that we seek in a spouse, but we also desire parents and children to be loyal and faithful. Beyond immediate family, we also seek employees and employers who exhibit loyalty and faithfulness. There is even comfort in having a faithful and loyal dog, who enthusiastically greets you with a wagging tail when you come home .

The Hebrew words that are used here mean love, loyalty, kindness, faithfulness, trustworthiness, and reliability. These are important virtues you will find throughout Scripture. Loyalty and faithfulness are attributes of God. Consequently, we should seek to be loyal and faithful in all of our relationships and business dealings. To tie them around your neck implies they are to be permanent attributes in your life and principles by which to live. Writing them on the tablet of your heart also implies a permanence as if you were engraving it on a stone tablet. These are qualities that everyone should develop.

Challenge: Would others describe you as being loyal and faithful? What do you need to do today to show your loyalty and faithfulness to your spouse, your family, and your employer or employees? Ask God to show you how you can become more loyal and faithful to those in your circle of influence.

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