November 15, 2014

Fruit of Faithfulness

Written by Boyd Bailey

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – November 15, 2014

The fruit of the Spirit is faithfulness. Galatians 5:22b

Faithfulness flows from the fruit of the Spirit’s vine with divine fidelity. It is the ability to stay the course in a crisis or correct a corrupt circumstance. Faithfulness is a personal resolve to stay committed in marriage through “sickness and health, richer and poorer and to death do us part.” Faithfulness feels a compelling call from Christ to stay put in a career, especially when it’s not easy, knowing perseverance leads to righteous rewards. Invite the Lord’s faithfulness to you to facilitate your faithfulness to Him and others.

Are you at the crossroads of a commitment? Will you remain faithful, even though it is unfair and hard? It is easier to follow Jesus when He heals and forgives. It is harder to be a dedicated disciple when you are persecuted for your faith and demeaned for doing good. However, because Christ remained faithful to the Cross, on the Cross and after the Cross, you remain faithful to bear your cross for Christ. Make sure to keep your eyes on Jesus, not on the unfaithfulness of others. A friend’s unfaithfulness, even betrayal, is your opportunity to remain faithful. Scared friends may scatter and an insecure family member may gossip, but you still model loyalty to those you love. Love is faithful in the face of unfaithfulness.

Related Scriptures: Psalm 91:4; Isaiah 38:18-19; 3 John 1:3; Revelation 13:10

Taken from the November 15th reading in our new book, The Way of Wisdom: A Journey Towards Spiritual Growth, released October 1st! Order your copy today.

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  1. Janet 'Mom of an Airman' Ferraro says:

    Thanks, Boyd.
    This is always timely and so rich.
    I share things like this.
    Who among God’s people will not need this?

  2. noemi says:

    I enjoy these daily meditation, but lately I have noticed that the style has changed and no longer includes the short prayer at the closing.

  3. Gwynne says:

    Dear Noemi~
    Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us with your question. You are so right about some of our Wisdom Hunter’s devotionals. They occasionally are a different format than the others. Those particular devotionals are from our new book, “Way of Wisdom: A Journey Towards Spiritual Growth”. We like to use all of the wisdom Hunter’s devotionals to give our Wisdom Hunter’s family a variety of devotional subjects.
    Thank you for your observation! We hope that you have been blessed by the devotionals and look forward to hearing from you again sometime.
    We are so thankful that you are a fellow wisdom hunter!
    Believing and trusting~
    “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
    Proverbs 9:10

  4. Gwynne says:

    Dear Janet (Mom of an airman)~
    First of all, I must comment about your “mom of an airman” status. You must be very proud of your son and we would like to take a moment and thank him for his commitment and service to our country.
    Thank you for your encouraging and thoughtful words about the devotionals. I know Boyd will be blessed by them. Thank you, too, for sharing! We are all the body of Christ and need to encourage, stand by and love each other!
    Janet, we are so thankful for you, and we look forward to hearing from you again sometime.
    Believing and trusting~
    “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25

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