Dictionary Definition of "faithful”: loyal, consistent, steadfast. true to the facts or the original.

I used to see myself as a pretty wishy-washy person. I was easily convinced by one side of the story…until I heard the other side. I thought that meant that I was weak, or at least, that I didn’t have an opinion of my own. Now, I think it just made me a little naive.

Proverbs 18 says, “What a shame—yes, how stupid!—to decide before knowing the facts.” and “Any story sounds true until someone tells the other side and sets the record straight.”

A wise person waits to make a decision until they know all the facts they can know. A wise person hears both sides of the story. A wise person also knows some bottom line truths.

I had to come to the conclusion that there were some things I could not be UN-convinced of. I know—that I know—that I KNOW God is real. That He is good. And that His love is unconditional. Those pieces of truth can not be shaken in my soul. And if those things are true, then his Word is also true. And if it’s true, then it’s ALL true. And I must obey it.

I believe that is the beginning of faithfulness.


This week, we’re going to do a word study, and a people study.

  1. What does the Bible say about GOD’S faithfulness?

    1. 1 Kings 8:56

    2. Psalm 89:8

    3. Hebrews 13:8

    4. 2 Thessalonians 3:3

    5. 1 Corinthians 10:13

    6. 1 John 1:9

    7. 1 Corinthians 1:9

    8. Philippians 1:6

  2. Why was Moses considered faithful?

    1. Read Exodus 33-35 again, if you didn’t last week

  3. What does the Bible say about being UNfaithful?

    1. Proverbs 20:6

    2. Jeremiah 17:9

    3. Matthew 26:75

What did you learn from all this studying?
Would you consider yourself to be faithful? Why or why not?
How can you be more faithful?