Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Meaning of Faithful

What does it Mean to be Faithful?

As I continue on my journey of Faith, God's Faithfulness is ever present. The Lord has made promises to us as his Children and He will follow those out to completion. I think about how God was Faithful in my salvation and how He is Faithful by never leaving me. Read the verses below and let the Lord reveal His Faithfulness.

"Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, partners in a heavenly calling, take note of Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess, who is faithful to the one who appointed him, as Moses was also in God’s house. For he has come to deserve greater glory than Moses, just as the builder of a house deserves greater honor than the house itself! For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that would be spoken. But Christ is faithful as a son over God’s house. We are of his house, if in fact we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope we take pride in. " ~ Hebrews 3: 1- 6

Think about God in the context of the normal dictionary, I think He surpasses it.

1.strict or thorough in the performance of duty: faithful worker.
2.true to one's word, promises, vows, etc.
3.steady in allegiance or affection; loyal; constant: faithful friends.
4.reliable, trusted, or believed.
5.adhering or true to fact, a standard, or an original; accurate: a faithful account; a faithful copy.
6.Obsolete. full of faith; believing.
7.the faithful,
a.the believers, esp. members of a Christian church.
b.the body of loyal members of any party or group.

faith·ful·ly, adverb
faith·ful·ness, noun

1, 3. true, devoted, staunch. 3. Faithful, constant, loyal imply qualities of stability, dependability, and devotion. Faithful implies long-continued and steadfast fidelity to whatever one is bound to by a pledge, duty, or obligation: a faithful friend. Constant suggests firmness and steadfastness in attachment: a constant affection. Loyal implies unswerving allegiance to a person, organization, cause, or idea: loyal to one's associates, one's country. 5. precise, exact.

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