Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Faithful

While looking through some pictures I took a couple of months ago I came across this picture of my dog Duke lying just outside the screen door watching every move I made in the kitchen. I thought about the word FAITHFUL.
I looked it up to see just what the dictionary says it means.
Loyal.
Reliable.
Accurate and exact.
Duke is always loyal. He is sometimes reliable. But accurate and exact? No. Not quite.

It's great to have pets that we can call faithful. It's better to have friends and family who we know are faithful. Loyal. Reliable. I am blessed to have many faithful friends and family members. But can I say they are accurate and exact? No. Not always.

For those of us who are married it's yet even better to have a spouse that we know to be faithful. Loyal. Reliable. I have a wonderful husband who I have total faith in. He's been faithful to me for over thirty-six years now. A monumental achievement in this day and age. But is he accurate and exact? Not always.

Can we find anything or anyone who can fulfill all of the attributes of being "faithful"? Oh Yes! Thankfully we can! There is One and only One. 2 Thessalonians 3: 3 says this: "But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil."

God is faithful ALL the time! He is worthy of our faith in Him. Will He be loyal? Yes! Reliable? Yes! Accurate and exact? Yes! He meets every requirement for total and complete faithfulness.

"Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)" Hebrews 10: 23

Let us rejoice in the knowledge that we serve a faithful God!

Marilyn

7 comments:

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Rejoicing for a Faithful God! Loved this today Marilyn. Great Word of Truth.

HOPE said...

Hi Marilyn...I left you a comment over at the KJV blogroll..but wanted to visit your home blog and say how much I enjoyed this post.

Amen to an accurate and exact GOD OF TRUTH. Praise the LORD!

HOPE~

Joyful said...

The Lord is reminding me of His faithfulness today. Bright and early this morning my son was sitting at the piano playing "Great is Thy Faithfulness". A devotional I received reminded me of the Lord's faithfulness...and now your post.

Great is His faithfulness unto me,
Joy

Leah said...

I think that deserves a hearty AMEN!! I am so thankful that He is faithful always--especially when we are NOT. I have been so unfaithful to Him so often, yet He never gives up on me.

Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Accurate and exact! I really do love this description of our Lord. How I long to be clothed accordingly--a woman faithful, accurate and exact in her faith and understanding of all things sacred.

Simple, yet profound teaching, Marilyn. I love a phrase/word-picture I can remember so easily.

Thanks.

peace~elaine

Honeycombs said...

Great post Marilyn and lovely to see your dog, reminded me of my own but sadly no longer with us so faithful though. We serve a wonderful loyal, reliable, accurate, exact and ever faithful, Lord. Praise his name.
Thank you for your comments on my KJV post.
Have a blessed week. Jean

Cindy said...

Marilyn, I'm so thankful that God is always faithful, even when I am not.