July 16, 2008

“He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much.” – Luke 16:10

I don’t know many qualities more appreciated than faithfulness. Faithfulness is about dependability, loyalty, trustworthiness, and consistency.

Faithful people are faithful all the time — not most of the time. I’ve been married over 30 years. That’s over 10,950 days. How do you think my wife would feel if I prided myself on being faithful to her 10,949 days? Trust me – she wouldn’t be happy. Just one day of unfaithfulness can ruin all the days of faithfulness, because faithfulness means being faithful all the time.

The longer I live, the more I appreciate people who are faithful; especially those who are faithful to God. That leads them to be faithful to their spouse, parents, brothers, sisters, friends, church members, co-workers, and those with whom they serve in a ministry or an organization. The longer we live, the more we appreciate faithfulness.