8251 faithfulness, to God

8251 faithfulness, to God

The proper response to God by his covenant people; seen in a steadfast commitment which reflects God’s own faithfulness to the covenant. Encouraged in all believers, it is especially important in leaders.

Faithfulness is the proper response to God by his covenant people

God’s covenant with his people requires faithfulness 1Ki 2:3-4 See also Ex 19:5; Dt 5:32-33; Dt 10:12-13; Dt 29:9; Isa 1:26

Faithfulness to God seen as marital fidelity Hos 2:20 See also Isa 54:5; Jer 2:2; Eze 16:8; Eph 1:1; Eph 5:22-25

Faithfulness to God reflects God’s faithfulness Dt 7:9 See also 1Sa 2:35; 1Co 10:12-13; Heb 4:14-16; Heb 10:23; 1Pe 4:19

Faithfulness is seen as steadfast commitment to God

In unwavering devotion Mic 4:5 See also Jos 24:14-15; Lk 9:62; Rev 2:10

In obedience Dt 11:13; Eze 18:9

In service 1Sa 12:24; 2Ch 19:9; 2Ch 34:10-12 pp 2Ki 22:4-7; Eze 44:15; Eze 48:11; 1Ti 1:12

In giving 2Ch 31:12 Faithfulness to God is expressed in giving to him for the benefit of others; 2Co 8:1-5

In prayer Ro 12:12; 1Th 5:17

In patient endurance 2Ti 2:11-13; Heb 10:36; Rev 13:10; Rev 14:12

In fulfilling vows Nu 30:2; Dt 23:21-23; Ps 22:25; Ps 61:8; Ecc 5:4; Jnh 2:9

Faithfulness is especially important in leaders

1Co 4:1-2; 3Jn 3 See also Ex 18:21; 1Ti 4:13-16; 1Ti 6:20; 2Ti 1:13-14; 2Ti 2:2,15; 2Ti 4:1-2

Encouragements to faithfulness

The call to faithfulness 1Co 15:58 See also Pr 3:5-6; Isa 26:4; Jn 14:1; 1Co 16:13; Gal 5:1; Eph 6:13

God watches over the faithful Ps 97:10 See also Ps 31:23; Ps 37:28; Ps 86:2; Pr 2:8

God rewards faithfulness 1Sa 26:23; Mt 25:21 pp Lk 19:17 See also Ps 101:6; Pr 28:20; Mt 24:45-47 pp Lk 12:42-44; 2Ti 4:6-8; Rev 17:14; Rev 20:4

Lack of faithfulness

Hos 4:1 See also Ps 12:1; Ps 78:8,37; Hos 1:2; Hos 5:7; Hos 9:1

See also

1035God, faithfulness
1345covenant
2021Christ, faithfulness
5498reward
5712marriage, God & his people
7734leaders, spiritual
8114discipleship
8208commitment to God
8453obedience
8459perseverance
8742faithlessness
8840unfaithfulness to God

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