The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Gal. 5:22-23)
Faithfulness is the seventh piece of evidence of saving faith. In Hebrews 3:5 we are told that “Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant,…” That is, Moses was faithful to do all that God commanded him to do. Certainly, Moses was not perfect and did make mistakes, one of which prevented him from entering into the promised land, but at root Moses’ heart’s greatest desire was to please God and to be obedient to all that God had commanded him. Moses strove for and desired to be “faithful in all God’s house as a servant.” It is equally worth noting that when Paul describes the qualifications of a deacon, he says he is to be “faithful in all things” (1 Tim 3:11). I have often said that the qualifications Paul outlines for deacons are the qualifications every man should strive for. Whether or not a man desires to ever become a deacon in the church does not matter, the qualifications outlined in 1 Timothy 3 are really the qualifications of a godly man. Godly persons, men or women, are faithful in all that God commands them to do. They are faithful to keep their word. They are faithful to their spouse and to their marriage. They are faithful to their employers and to their government (to the extent they can be). They are faithful to their church and to the ministry area in which they serve, meaning they are dependable and reliable. Above all, they are faithful to God’s word and strive to live in obedience to it. Faithfulness in all things is an evidence of saving faith, of the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit.
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