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  Faithful; Faithfulness (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) :: Bible Tools
Faithfulness is a quality or attribute applied in the Scripture to both God and man. This article is limited to the consideration of the Scripture teaching concerning the meaning of faithfulness in its application to God.
In Exodus 34:6 it is God's faithfulness ('emeth) which is referred to, since it evidently signifies His constancy from generation to generation; and in Deuteronomy 32:4 it is also God's faithfulness ('emunah) which is mentioned, since it is contrasted with the faithlessness of Israel.
The faithfulness of God is viewed from a slightly different point by Peter when he tells his readers that those who suffer as Christians and in accordance with God's will should "commit their soul's in well-doing unto a faithful Creator" (1 Peter 4:19).
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 New Thought Ministries : Faithfulness
Faithfulness is holding steadfastly to what you believe and know is important, no matter what happens.
Faithfulness is starting on a designated path and staying the course, no matter how many times you are delayed or get distracted.
Faithfulness is listening to the guidance of your intuition, when your beliefs are being tested.
newthoughtministries.org /virtues/faithfulness.html   (171 words)

 Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness~ Richie Thetford
Faithfulness is one of nine fruits of the spirit listed in Galatians 5:22-23 of which it is said "against such there is no law." The only way in which we will be able to possess this precious fruit in our life is through hearing and study (Romans 10:17; 2 Timothy 2:15).
Faithfulness is the Greek "pistis." There are 244 uses of the word "pistis" (faith) in the King James Version of the New Testament.
Faithfulness is what helps the Christian overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil, resulting in a crown of righteousness (2 Timothy 4:7-8).
www.watchmanmag.com /0406/040621.htm   (2486 words)

 Faithfulness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Faithfulness often requires that we be true to our word when it'd be easier and even understandable for us to go back on it.
Faithfulness is a white-haired man in a hospital room keeping a lonely vigil over his beloved wife's final days.
Faithfulness is the man who spends every night in a nursing home with his mother, the unappreciated employee who gives her best in spite of the fact that she's never noticed, the widow on a fixed income who always has something for the offering plate.
www.valpochurchofchrist.org /Minister/020118.htm   (918 words)

 10. The Faithfulness of God
Faithfulness is one of the glorious perfections of His being.
The faithfulness of god is a truth to be confessed by us not only when we are at ease, but also when we are smarting under the sharpest rebuke.
Paul was resting on the faithfulness of God when he said, I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day (2 Tim 1:12).
www.pbministries.org /books/pink/Attributes/attrib_10.htm   (1888 words)

 Faithful, Faithfulness - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
And since the covenant-keeping Yahweh is faithful, faithfulness comes also to be a characteristic of the New Covenant which is everlasting (Psalms 89:28 (Hebrew 29)); compare also for a similar thought, Isaiah 54:8; Jeremiah 31:35; Hosea 2:19; Ezekiel 16:60.
In the former passage Paul is contrasting the faithfulness of God with the faithlessness of men, the word alethes, 3:4, and aletheia, 3:7, apparently denoting the same Divine characteristic as the word pistis, 3:3.
But when in the Book of Revelation Jesus Christ is called the "faithful witness" or absolutely the "Faithful and True," it is clear that the quality of faithfulness, in the most absolute sense in which it is characteristic of God in contrast with human changeableness, is ascribed to Christ (Revelation 1:5; 3:14; 19:11).
beta.studylight.org /enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T3351   (2848 words)

 The faithfulness of Jesus
Most translations begin a new sentence with verse 2, but is actually part of the sentence that began in verse 1, demonstrating definitively that the writer's point about the faithfulness of Jesus in verses 2 through 6 is connected with his exhortation to consider Jesus in verse 1.
In verse 3 the writer explains the faithfulness of Jesus as being somehow superior to that of Moses.
The writer distinguishes between the faithfulness of Moses and Jesus in verses 5 and 6.
www.pbc.org /dp/grant/hebrews/heb05.html   (2998 words)

Faithfulness is quite different from merely doing what has to be done along the lines of a scrupulous personal accounting.
It is especially with her servants that Montfort develops the theme of the many-sided faithfulness of Mary.
Today an aberrant definition of faithfulness is prevalent: "faithfulness to oneself," which is strangely thought to justify all sorts of deviations of thought and behavior.
www.ewtn.com /library/Montfort/Handbook/fidelity.htm   (3961 words)

Faithfulness is one of the fruit of the spirit.
Faithfulness is one of the key categories in which the servants of God will be judged.
Faithfulness is especially important when it comes to the stewardship of that which belongs to God.
userwww.service.emory.edu /~cmadd01/faithful.html   (1353 words)

 Much Ado about Nothing Study Guide / Much Ado about Nothing Summary
Faithfulness 7: Dogberry is still faithful to his position and knocks on the door of Leonato to follow instructions on what to do since he has captured some villains.
Faithfulness 8: Friar Francis, Beatrice, and Benedick never lose faith that Hero is innocent of the accusations brought against her.
Faithfulness 11: Claudio must promise to marry and be faithful to the supposed Hero before he sees her face.
www.bookrags.com /notes/ado/TOP2.htm   (631 words)

Faithfulness is required of us to be pleasing in the sight of God.
Though one has no real reason for saying it, however, if one should say that he simply can not understand the faithfulness of God, or that he has a problem translating that quality into his own life, then he needs to remember that Jesus is the perfect example of faithfulness.
Now that it has been established just how important faithfulness is, seeing that it is an intrinsic quality in the character of both God and Christ, each of us needs to learn the areas of our lives whereby we may grow in faithfulness.
www.lawspublishing.com /fthflns.htm   (1968 words)

 Faithfulness > Sermon Transcript   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Our very salvation depends on God’s faithfulness, our deliverance from temptation, our sanctification as saints in His family, forgiveness of our sins, deliverance through times of suffering and even eternal life and thankfully He is faithful who promised that and we can believe it and work toward that goal in our lives.
Consider the reward for faithfulness, it is the crown of life which represents, of course, eternal life and God is faithful in that promise.
Faithfulness to God includes faithfulness to one another and this is the ultimate point of each passage on faithfulness.
www.ucg.org /sermons/transcripts/faithfulness.htm   (4599 words)

 Faithfulness Of God : Raised From The Dead : Message Of The Gospel
In His faithfulness to complete the work needed, and that which He desired to perform, to reconcile man back to Himself.
His faithfulness is the guarantee that what the gospel declares He has done, and will do, is a fact.
The core message of the gospel is the faithfulness of the living God toward mankind in contrast to the faithlessness of dead men toward God.
www.gospelfortoday.org /jteachings/withoutquestion.htm   (1233 words)

 Faith & Faithfulness
It is the same root from which we get our word "amen." Even the word "amen" expresses the idea of God's faithfulness, since it means, "verily," "it is steadfast," or "so be it." Let us now look at the subject of faithfulness, and let us examine it from two different perspectives.
The expression of faithfulness in our lives will cause us to be esteemed by others who trust in us.
Faithfulness is said to be a fruit of the Spirit (Gal.
www.churchisraelforum.com /faith_and_faithfulness.htm   (1404 words)

 Faithfulness, by Dr. George Alquist, Jr.
Faithfulness is a basic requirement for the one who wishes to serve the Lord.
Faithfulness with where you are for where you will be.
Faithfulness with what you have for what you will be given.
www.gotothebible.com /HTML/faithfulness.html   (720 words)

 Faithfulness - God's Promises - In Touch Ministries
"Your lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies."
I will sing of the lovingkindness of the LORD forever; to all generations I will make known Your faithfulness with my mouth.
For I have said, "Lovingkindness will be built up forever; in the heavens You will establish Your faithfulness.
www.intouch.org /myintouch/exploring/promises/faithfulness_93942.html   (593 words)

 TheBibleForum.com - Faithfulness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Faithfulness in lack is a set pattern to failure.
The word here translated as "faithfulness" is the Greek word pistis, the word used throughout the New Testament to refer to "faith," and it is defined by Thayer's as:
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 The Assurance of God's Faithfulness
Since the faithfulness of God is presented in scripture as an assurance to us that we can trust God, it appears that the moral government view undermines this very assurance, and installs doubt in the theological landscape.
Admittedly their view would insure this faithfulness if it were true, but the fact that the Bible says God is faithful, and the fact that God has shown Himself to be faithful, does not make this theory of His faithfulness to be true.
A theory on the nature of this faithfulness cannot satisfy this need, for assurance in the truth of the theory would require that we already could trust the testimony of God, since He alone could confirm its truth.
www.biblical-theology.com /freewill/assurnce.htm   (2514 words)

 bible.org: Great Is Thy Faithfulness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
God’s faithfulness to His covenant promises is assured even if His people forsake His law, refuse to walk in His judgments, violate His statutes, and break His commandments (Psalm 89:30, 37).
Since God’s faithfulness is part of His essence, it affects everything He says and everything He does.
After assuring the Corinthians of God’s faithfulness, Paul makes this astounding statement: “For as many as may be the promises of God, in Him they are yes; wherefore also by Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us” (2 Corinthians 1:20).
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 Faithfulness Is Better Than Life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
If you can honestly say with Paul that "faithfulness is better than life" it will mean not only that you can be content with ignorance about tomorrow; but you can also be content with the assurance that tomorrow is going to hurt.
In other words faithfulness is better than life because beyond this short life there is a great life of joy that stretches out forever into eternity.
Because faithfulness means finishing the race, and finishing the race means unimaginable joy for ever and ever and ever.
desiringgod.org /cgi-bin/print.cgi?.../library/sermons/89/040989.html   (2475 words)

 A Call to Faithfulness, Hebrews 3:1-6
They were admonished, therefore, to consider the faithfulness of Jesus under all the trials he endured, as well as his present patience and service.
Faithfulness is part of God's character, and as his children, it should be part of ours.
Faithfulness is what matters, as Moses and Christ were faithful, so are we to be.
www.bereanbiblechurch.org /transcripts/hebrews/3_1-6.htm   (5030 words)

Fidelity; loyalty; firm adherence to allegiance and duty; as the faithfulness of a subject.
Strict adherence to injunctions, and to the duties of a station; as the faithfulness of servants or ministers.
Strict performance of promises, vows or covenants; constancy in affection; as the faithfulness of a husband or wife.
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 Preach The Word - Behold Your God Pt4: The Faithfulness Of God
Now, untruth and faithfulness don't go together, so you see there again marked and stamped on God's truth is His attribute of faithfulness.
The first is the faithfulness of God in forgiving, 1 John 1 and verse 9, you may need to turn to it, you may not: 'If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness'.
Now that is the faithfulness of God's truth, you have confessed Jesus Christ as Lord, and that is God's truth - and because of that God will be faithful to bring you to your final destination and Christ will come again for you one day, and that is your hope that is in God's truth.
www.preachtheword.co.uk /transcripts/god04.html   (5098 words)

 FAITHFULNESS TO FRUITFULNESS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
He is called in the story in verse 30 an "unprofitable servant." His one talent stayed one talent.
What we have to be careful of is that we do not confuse consistency with faithfulness.
Faithfulness means we are careful to represent the heart of the leader.
www.palchersproducts.com /sermon_resource/FAITHFULNESS_TO_FRUITFULNESS_11-17-02.htm   (3709 words)

 Crosswalk.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The most profound example of his faithfulness is the bond between God and the people of the northern kingdom of Israel.
In spite of their unfaithfulness, God reminds them that he is betrothed to them in faithfulness (Hosea 2:20).
In the New Testament, God also Acts in faithfulness: He provides for both good and evil people (Matt 5:45); he rewards those who do his good will (Matt 6:4,6,18); he provides a way out for believers in the midst of temptation (1 Cor 10:13); he remains faithful as he fulfills his promises (2 Cor 1:18-19).
bible.crosswalk.com /Dictionaries/BakersEvangelicalDictionary/bed.cgi?number=T247   (425 words)

 Theologia :: Bible :: Living By Faith
The unfaithfulness of fallen humanity is counteracted and overcome by the representative faithfulness of Christ.
The faith(fullness) of Jesus was manifested in his death on the cross, which, as a representative action of human faith, brought about redemption and which at the same time manifested the faithfulness of God [4].
His faithfulness is the precondition of our faithfulness; only in him can we keep covenant with the Lord.
www.hornes.org /theologia/content/rich_lusk/living_by_faith.htm   (1354 words)

 Being Faithful to God's Faithfulness - long   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Faithfulness in this verse doesn't refer to a kind of behavior as we usually conceive of it.
Faithfulness here is the operation of the divine life which God has given to us.
We should be able now to distinguish between the faithfulness which is ours and the faithfulness which is God's.
www.clevelandonline.org /English/serving/survival/su11lvprt.htm   (3803 words)

Ministerial faithfulness includes loyalty to his Master, devotion to His interests, steadfast adherence to the preaching of His Word, dispensing the Truth unto those whose souls are committed to Him, not mixing it with speculations, much less substituting false doctrine.
How necessary it is then for the minister to strengthen his heart by laying hold of those promises which are specially given to faithfulness.
It is striking to note that both in the Hebrew and the Greek the same word does duty for both “faith” (the noun) and “faithfulness” (the adjective).
www.eternallifeministries.org /awp_faithful.htm   (1193 words)

59) Antigone's faithfulness is complete in that she was willing to sacrifice her love for her cousin and her life, all to honor her brother with burial rites.
She would not submit to her uncle's authority, but she would submit to that of the Gods, whom she was also faithful to.
Hayy was born on a deserted Indian island on the equator.
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 Ruth: A Story of God's Faithfulness
Today we see the theme of "faithfulness." The story of Ruth tells of God's covenant faithfulness, which still operates today in the life of believers.
God in His faithfulness raises up a deliverer such as Gideon to throw off the oppression of Midianites and to bring to an end the famine.
Her faithfulness is that which God desires in you and I. Ruth 1:16 But Ruth said: "Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following after you; for wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.
www.rftpsermons.com /ruth1.html   (1598 words)

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