When Paul wrote of faithfulness as part of the fruit of the Spirit, he meant fidelity and trustworthiness toward God and toward others. Faithfulness is revealed in the character of God, exemplified in the Son of God, and cultivated in the lives of God’s children. Though the surrounding culture is rapt with unfaithfulness, Christians are to live differently. Alistair Begg exhorts listeners to pursue faithfulness by first acknowledging that we lack it and then humbly asking God to grow it in our lives.
22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
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