We live in an era where almost half of all marriages end up in divorce, and many people get back-stabbed at their workplaces by people they thought they could initially trust. This makes the virtue of faithfulness one that is really needed in our day and age. This virtue is not only needed in our relationship with God but it is also needed in our relationships with our friends and family. Once you are saved and have entered into a true personal relationship with the Lord, one of the first things you really have to grab is holding fast to the Lord and staying faithful to Him for the rest of your life.
If God brings you a wonderful mate, wonderful children, and good and wonderful friends, then He will expect you to stay loyal and faithful to all of them in your personal relationship with them. A true friend will stay by your side for life – through thick and thin and for better or for worse.
Jesus was fully human on earth. He was fully man and fully God. It is necessary to carefully study the actions of Jesus in terms of how He handled different types of people. There were times that He would engage and set people straight as He did with some of the Scribes and Pharisees. But there were other times that He dealt with people very gently, with kindness and love.
Not only will other people love and gravitate towards you more if you learn how to walk in this quality, but you will also be at peace with yourself since you won’t always have to be fighting and striving with others when trying to help them out.