Loyalty is another word implying honesty. Every society stands or falls on honesty and loyalty. These two words are married. No mate can be loyal to the other without honesty, hitched to one another. Forever. Cooperation is essential for advancement and unity.
Loyalty does not mean material success or financial riches. The word loyalty is foundational to relationships. Without it, families suffer, even God’s family. With all this said, how is our commitment to God? Is it based on feelings or desires? Hopefully not.
Loyalty has its roots in Bible knowledge and its practice. We all stumble in Bible application somewhere in our Christian walk. No one is without faults. All we can do is apply what we understand, and we have difficulty with that. To be loyal to what we know, we should use God’s principles in our daily living.
God never told us we would be perfect. God knew we would have imperfections. He knew we were going to fail—trip on our own spiritual feet. But when we fall, we do not have to stay there.
The Bible records numerous people who failed somewhere. They got up and tried again, which set them apart.
So, what do we do when we fall short of our expectations of spirituality? Stop serving God? Hopefully not. We could confess our shortcomings and keep on serving the Lord.
Maybe we should all remind ourselves we are dirt. Dirt is a harsh, dirty word. Adam, the first human, was made of it. He passed on his messy nature to you and me thousands of years later.
When anyone becomes a Christian, we received a new nature (II Corinthians 5:17). From the moment of salvation, we became a new work in progress.
What we do in our new journey demonstrates our loyalty. The genuineness of our new walk of life says a whole lot about us. Our continual walk or lack thereof speaks volumes also.
One of the good things about being reformed dirt is it is moldable. All it needs is a dose of living water applied to it. Jesus, who lives forever, is willing, and ready to remake us over and over again.
His character never changes (Hebrews 13:8). His willingness to help us never stops. Only we determine our loyalty to Him. May we forever be loyal to the Son of God.