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Loyalty

God is loyal. God is faithful. That is just who God is. It is His very nature. When God says something, I can count on it. Jesus is The Truth.

God has an agreement with me. God is good for His word. This agreement is sealed with the blood of my Master Jesus. It doesn’t get any better than that.

The word loyalty brings to mind a powerful sense of belonging and solidarity. With it comes the idea of wholehearted fidelity coupled with unswerving devotion and duty. In the Bible, the concept of loyalty is purely relational.

This means our whole being is thoroughly committed to someone. Such loyalty is expressed to us in both the divine and human realms as given to us in the first two commandments: “Love the Master your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength,” and “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:29-31).

God established the very essence of loyalty through His covenant relationship with His people:

“Know therefore that the MASTER your God is God, the faithful God who maintains covenant loyalty with those who love Him and keep His commandments, to a thousand generations” (Deuteronomy 7:9).

Through His covenant, God’s people are assured of His never-ending love from which no believer can ever be separated. God is promising His loyalty and commitment to us. Although God’s covenants with man are unilateral—He promises to fulfill them by Himself—there is still an admonition to loyalty on man’s part. For God has made it clear that

“if you ever forget the MASTER your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed” (Deuteronomy 8:19).

Those who prove to be disloyal are those who prove they do not belong to Him. But for believers, we have the promise that even “if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself” (2 Timothy 2:13).

  • Hebrews 10:23 (NASB) —Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;
  • 1 Kings 8:56 — “Blessed be the Master, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised; not one word has failed of all His good promise, which He promised through Moses His servant.
  • Psalm 91:14–16 — “Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With a long life I will satisfy him And let him see My salvation.”
  • 1 Corinthians 1:9 —God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus the Messiah our Master.
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