Faithfulness

God gives us the ruach, His mind and character. We learn how to be faithful  to Our God who brought us forgiveness.

A quick review:

Rom. 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Forgiven, no longer slaves to sin, but free to be trustworthy, faithful and righteous.

John 5:24 ¶ “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.

Faithful

Keeping His Word to Noah, Abraham, Moses and Israel.

Demonstrate the forgiveness God gave us by being faithfulness within and without (to be trustworthy to God and people, like keeping our word just as God kept His).

Psa. 30:9           “What profit is there in my blood, if I go down to the pit?
         Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your faithfulness?
Psa. 33:4           For the word of the LORD is upright,
         And all His work is done in faithfulness.
Psa. 36:5 Your lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens,
         Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

Trustworthy

571. tRmTa emeth [54a]; from 539; firmness, faithfulness, truth:

571. tRmRa }emeth, eh´-meth; contracted from 539; stability; (figuratively) certainty, truth, trustworthiness:

4102. pi÷stiß pistis, pis´-tis; from 3982; persuasion, i.e. credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ [for salvation]; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself:

3982. pei÷qw peitho, pi´-tho; a primary verb; to convince (by argument, true or false); by analogy, to pacify or conciliate (by other fair means); reflexively or passively, to assent (to evidence or authority), to rely (by inward certainty.

Matt. 23:23 ¶ “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice [honest and righteous] and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.

Law Written on Our Hearts Produces These Fruits of the Spirit:

Gal. 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Gal. 5:23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

We have been forgiven and adopted by God. A person gets God’s gifts but only receives them upon using them.

Trust the Truth

2Th. 2:13 ¶ But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.

James 1:18 In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures.

2Tim. 3:15 and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in [“in,” at, (up-)on, by] Christ Jesus.

1Pet. 1:3  ¶ All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation,
1Pet. 1:4 and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.
1Pet. 1:5 And through your faith[fullness], God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see.

We look to Jesus’ life, death and resurrection to guide us in how we live vis a vis the result of forgiveness, to trust God and become faithful to Him.

We heard the truth and now demonstrate its effect on our lives by how we act.

Above all we have to be faithful to Our Father’s gifts.

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