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Galatians 5: 22-23 22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness , 23  gentleness and self-control. “Faithfulness” in Greek is p istis Used for “ faith ” or “ faithfulness ” Holding on to a firm belief or trust

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Galatians 5 22 23 22 but the fruit of the spirit is

Galatians 5: 22-23

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is

love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

23 gentleness and self-control.


Galatians 5 22 23 22 but the fruit of the spirit is

  • “Faithfulness” in Greek is pistis

  • Used for “faith” or “faithfulness”

  • Holding on to a firm belief or trust

  • Having veracity (fullness of truth)

  • “Reality”… Believe & am Believable


Galatians 5 22 23 22 but the fruit of the spirit is

Hebrews 10:23

“Let us hold unswervingly

to the hope

we profess, for

He who promised

is faithful.”

Psalm 145:13

“TheLord

is trustworthy

in all He promises

and faithful

in all He does.”


Galatians 5 22 23 22 but the fruit of the spirit is

Lamentations 3: 22-23

22 “Because of the Lord’s great love

we are not consumed,    for His compassions never fail.23 They are new every morning;great is Your faithfulness.”


Galatians 5 22 23 22 but the fruit of the spirit is

Proverbs 3: 3-4

3 “Let love and faithfulness

never leave you;bind them around your neck,write them on the tablet of your heart.4 Then you will win favor and a good namein the sight of God and man.”


Galatians 5 22 23 22 but the fruit of the spirit is

  • It becomes very clear, as we look upon our world, the deep damage that faithlessness has done

  • to the wide variety

  • of our social institutions:

  • Politics / Work

  • Neighbor / Community

  • Friends & Family

  • Romance & Marriage


Galatians 5 22 23 22 but the fruit of the spirit is

3 Qualities

help form

the Biblical ideal

of Faithfulness

1.) Absolute Honesty

2.) Utter Dependability

3.) Unswerving Loyalty


Galatians 5 22 23 22 but the fruit of the spirit is

Faithful people are called to walk in absolute honesty;

in speech and

in actions,

within every area

of their lives.


Galatians 5 22 23 22 but the fruit of the spirit is

We can easily give ourselves permission to tell “white lies” or

“half-truths” when its convenient.

But… throughout Scripture God is referred to repeatedly as being both faithfulandtrue. Shouldn’t the same be true of any of us who follow Him?


Galatians 5 22 23 22 but the fruit of the spirit is

John 8:46

Jesus asked,

“Can any of you prove me guilty of sin?”

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Luke 16:10

“He who is faithful in a very little thing

is faithful also in much;

and he who is unrighteous

in a very little thing

is unrighteous also in much.”


Galatians 5 22 23 22 but the fruit of the spirit is

Faithful people are called to be utterly dependable;

not corrupt or negligent in their responsibilities

at work or

in their close relationships.


Galatians 5 22 23 22 but the fruit of the spirit is

Daniel 6:4

“The administrators and the satraps

tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and

neither corrupt nor negligent.”


Galatians 5 22 23 22 but the fruit of the spirit is

Faithful people are called to be unswervingly loyalin their

meaningful relationships.

The other “fruit of the Spirit” help us greatly here.


Galatians 5 22 23 22 but the fruit of the spirit is

Proverbs 17:17

“A friend loves

at alltimes,

and a brother

is born for

adversity.”

Proverbs 27:6

“Faithful are the wounds of a friend,

but an enemy multiplies kisses.”


Galatians 5 22 23 22 but the fruit of the spirit is

Luke 18:8

“When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith (or faithfulness)

on the Earth?”

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Jesus repeatedly stated his plans to reward

our faithfulness when he returns to Earth.


Galatians 5 22 23 22 but the fruit of the spirit is

Matthew 25:21

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant!

You have been faithful with a few things;

I will put you in charge of many things. 

Come and share your master’s happiness!’


Galatians 5 22 23 22 but the fruit of the spirit is

In what areas is the

Holy Spirit challenging you to become more faithful & faith-filled?

Are you honest?

Are you dependable?

Are you loyal?

Do you trust God and

so become trustworthy?


Galatians 5 22 23 22 but the fruit of the spirit is

“The degree of our faithfulness

is the direct result of our regard

for God’s faithfulness.

- Beth Moore


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