One example of faithfulness in the Bible is about someone who isn’t often mentioned – King Hezekiah.
20 This is what Hezekiah did throughout Judah, doing what was good and right and faithful before the Lord his God. 21 In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. (2 Chronicles 31:20-21 NIV)
There is great honor in being described as someone who has the reputation of doing what is good and right, of being faithful, and of working wholeheartedly.
Showing true and constant support or loyalty, being deserving of trust, keeping your promises, and doing what you’re supposed to do.
As with most things, some aspects are easier than others. Some people faithfully frequent a restaurant or follow a sports team or make it a point to always attend a certain event. But, what about things like being faithful to your spouse, always doing the right thing (even and especially when it’s not popular or convenient) or keeping your promises no matter what?
Faithfulness is characterized by steady devotion to a person, thing, or concept… with emphasis on ‘steady devotion’.
Many people have intentions of faithfulness… it’s the consistent practice of faithfulness that’s harder to maintain. Our best chance of success is to establish in advance what we’re going to be faithful to or faithful about – and why – and then set our hearts and minds in that direction.
If it’s to always do the right thing even when no one is looking, set your mind to do it. If it’s to follow God with all your heart, soul, mind, and body, set your mind to do it. If it’s to honor your marriage vows by being faithful to your spouse, set your mind to do it.
You get my point.
Anything worth pursuing is never easy. But always worth it.
So, keep the faith…