OUR LORD OF FAITHFULNESS
In human terms, faithfulness seems like an ordinary human trait that some people exhibit and some don't. Faithfulness, however, is a profound function of spiritual significance.
We sometimes take faithfulness to mean marital faithfulness which connotes the idea that a faithful spousal partner is one who does not stray from the relationship.
We also sometimes take faithfulness to mean that a person steadily and reliably attends to a requirement or need voluntarily. An example would be when person faithfully attends to their elderly neighbour's yard without obligation or prompting to do so.
Those two common uses of the term faithfulness can be joined to derive an accurate definition of the term. Faithfulness is a singular self-imposed duty to a voluntary commitment that ensures its sustenance and its ultimate fulfillment and completion.
In the bible, our Lord Jesus is described as faithful to His Father. "but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold firmly to our confidence and the boast of our hope." - Hebrews 3 verse 6.
Our lord is described as faithful to us. "He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.” Psalm 91 verse 4.
Our Lord is also faithful in His priestly ministry. "Therefore He (Jesus) had to be made like His brothers in every respect, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For because He Himself has suffered when tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted" - Hebrews 2 verse 17 - 18.
Our Lord's faithfulness is compounded because his faithfulness is eternal and it is backed up by the wisdom and power that only God has.
Praise his Holy name.
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