Thursday, January 25, 2007
I'm disappointed by unfaithful people. God is. I'm sure you too. A friend always promises to come on time, but several times he'd come late. One of your family members agrees to bring you a gift soon, but weeks go by and there is still none. Others tell you that they'll pray for you but quickly forget your needs. Your wife promises to go back home or talk to the children but never follows through. Faithfulness is one fruit of the Holy Spirit. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit." (Galatians 5: 22-25). So if one is unfaithful, the Spirit is not in him or her. There is little or nothing we can do about the unfaithfulness of other people. But you and I can do a lot about our own faithfulness to others. Let's ask God to make us faithful -- ones who can be counted as tried and truthful.