Galatians 5:22-23  But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, 23  meekness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
 
 
Faithfulness 

1. Fidelity; loyalty; firm adherence to allegiance and duty; as the faithfulness of a subject.

2. Truth; veracity; as the faithfulness of God.

3. Strict adherence to injunctions, and to the duties of a station; as the faithfulness of servants or ministers.

4. Strict performance of promises, vows or covenants; constancy in affection; as the faithfulness of a husband or wife.
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Faithfulness
 
A characteristic of saints
Eph_1:1; Col_1:2; 1Ti_6:2; Rev_17:14; 
Eph 1:1  Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus. 
Col 1:2  to the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colosse. Grace to you, and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 
1Ti 6:2  And those who have believing masters, let them not despise them because they are brothers. But rather let them serve, because they are faithful and beloved, those of the good service receiving in return. Teach and exhort these things. 
Rev 17:14  These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them. For He is Lord of lords and King of kings. And those with Him are the called and elect and faithful ones. 
 
EXHIBITED IN
The service of God
Mat_24:45; 
Mat 24:45  Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his Lord has made ruler over His household, to give them food in due season? 
 
Declaring the word of God
Jer_23:28; 2Co_2:17; 2Co_4:2; 
Jer 23:28  The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream. And he who has My Word, let him speak My Word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? says Jehovah. 
2Co 2:17  For we are not as many, hawking the Word of God; but as of sincerity, but as of God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God. 
2Co 4:2  But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor adulterating the Word of God, but by the revelation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. 
 
The care of dedicated things
2Ch_31:12; 
2Ch 31:12  and brought in the offerings and the tithes and the things dedicated to God faithfully. And over them was Cononiah the Levite ruler, and Shimei his brother the next. 
 
Helping the brethren
3Jo_1:5; 
3Jn 1:5  Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you work for the brothers and for strangers, 
 
Bearing witness
Pro_14:5; 
Pro 14:5  A faithful witness will not lie, but a false witness will speak lies. 
 
Reproving others
Pro_27:6; Psa_141:5; 
Pro 27:6  Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. 
Psa 141:5  Let the righteous strike me; it shall be a kindness; and let him correct me, it is oil on my head, let not my head refuse it; for still my prayer also shall be against their wickedness. 
 
Situations of trust
2Ki_12:15; Neh_13:13; Act_6:1-3; 
2Ki 12:15  And they did not make an accounting with the men into whose hands they gave the silver to be given to the workmen. For they dealt faithfully. 
Neh 13:13  And I made treasurers over the treasuries, Shelemiah the priest, and Zadok the scribe, and of the Levites, Pedaiah. And next to them was Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah. For they were counted faithful, and their office was to distribute to their brothers. 
Act 6:1  And in those days, the disciples having multiplied, a murmuring of the Hellenists against the Hebrews occurred, because their widows were overlooked in the daily serving. 2  And the Twelve called near the multitude of the disciples and said, It is not pleasing to us, leaving the Word of God, to serve tables. 3  Therefore, brothers, look out among you seven men being witnessed to, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this duty. 
 
Doing work
2Ch_34:12; 
2Ch 34:12  And the men did the work faithfully. And the overseers of them were Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, and of the Levites, all who were skillful with instruments of music; 
 

 

Keeping secrets
Pro_11:13; 
Pro 11:13  One going with slander is a revealer of secrets, but the faithful of spirit keeps the matter hidden. 
 
Conveying messages
Pro_13:17; Pro_25:13; 
Pro 13:17  A wicked messenger falls into mischief, but a faithful ambassador is health. 
Pro 25:13  Like cold snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to his senders; for he makes return to his master's soul. 
 
All things
1Ti_3:11; 
1Ti 3:11  Even so their wives are to be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. 
 
The smallest matters
Luk_16:10-12; 
Luk 16:10  He who is faithful in the least is also faithful in much. And he who is unjust in the least is also unjust in much. 11  Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will entrust the true riches to you? 12  And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who shall give you that which is your own? 
 
Should be to death
Rev_2:10; 
Rev 2:10  Do not at all fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the Devil will cast some of you into prison, so that you may be tried. And you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful to death, and I will give you the crown of life. 
 
ESPECIALLY REQUIRED IN
Ministers
1Co_4:2; 2Ti_2:2; 
1Co 4:2  And the rest, it is sought among stewards that one be found faithful. 
2Ti 2:2  And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit the same to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 
 
The wives of ministers
1Ti_3:11; 
1Ti 3:11  Even so their wives are to be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. 
 
The children of ministers
Tit_1:6; 
Tit 1:6  if anyone is blameless, husband of one wife, having believing children, not accused of loose behavior, or disobedient. 
 
Difficulty of finding
Pro_20:6; 
Pro 20:6  Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, but a faithful man who can find? 
 
The wicked devoid of
Psa_5:9; 
Psa 5:9  For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is wickedness; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue. 
 
Associate with those who exhibit
Psa_101:6; 
Psa 101:6  My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, so that they may dwell with me; he who walks in a perfect way, he shall serve Me. 
 
Blessedness of
1Sa_26:23; Pro_28:20; 
1Sa 26:23  May Jehovah give to each his righteousness and his faithfulness. For Jehovah delivered you into my hand today, but I would not stretch forth my hand against Jehovah's anointed. 
Pro 28:20  A faithful man shall overflow with blessings, but he who makes haste to be rich shall not be innocent. 
 
Blessedness of, illustrated
Mat_24:45; Mat_24:46; Mat_25:21; Mat_25:23; 
Mat 24:45  Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his Lord has made ruler over His household, to give them food in due season? 
Mat 24:46  Blessed is that servant whom his Lord shall find him doing so when He comes. 
Mat 25:21  His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful over a few things; I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord. 
Mat 25:23  His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord. 
 
Exemplified
Joseph
Gen_39:22; Gen_39:23; 
Gen 39:22  And the keeper of the prison gave all the prisoners in the prison into Joseph's hand. And whatever they did there, he was the doer of it. 
Gen 39:23  The keeper of the prison did not look to anything under his hand, because Jehovah was with him; and whatever he did, Jehovah made it to prosper. 
Moses
Num_12:7; Heb_3:2; Heb_3:5; 
Num 12:7  Not so, My servant Moses. He is faithful in all My house. 
Heb 3:2  who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all his house. 
Heb 3:5  And Moses truly was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken afterward. 
 
David
1Sa_22:14; 
1Sa 22:14  And Ahimelech answered the king and said, And who is so faithful among all your servants as David, who is the king's son-in-law, and who goes at your bidding, and who is honorable in your house? 
 
Hananiah
Neh_7:2; 
Neh 7:2  I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem. For he was a faithful man, and feared God above many. 
 
Abraham
Neh_9:8; Gal_3:9; 
Neh 9:8  and found his heart faithful before You, and made a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite, and the Girgashite, to give it to his seed. And You have performed Your words, for You are righteous. 
Gal 3:9  So then those of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. 
 
Daniel
Dan_6:4; 
Dan 6:4  Then the presidents and rulers sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom. But they could find no occasion or fault, because he was faithful. Neither was there any error or fault found in him. 
 
Paul
Act_20:20; Act_20:27; 
Act 20:20  and how I kept back nothing that was profitable, but have shown you and have taught you publicly, and from house to house, 
Act 20:27  For I did not keep back from declaring to you all the counsel of God. 
 
Timothy
1Co_4:17; 
1Co 4:17  For this cause I have sent Timothy to you, who is my beloved son and faithful in the Lord, who shall remind you of my ways which are in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every church. 
 
Tychicus
Eph_6:21; 
Eph 6:21  But, so that you also may know my affairs and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things, 
 
Epaphras
Col_1:7; 
Col 1:7  even as you learned from Epaphras our beloved fellow-servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ for you, 
 
Onesimus
Col_4:9; 
Col 4:9  along with Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known to you all things here. 
 
Silvanus
1Pe_5:12; 
1Pe 5:12  I wrote to you through a few words, by Silvanus, a faithful brother to you, as I suppose, exhorting and testifying this to be the true grace of God in which you stand. 
 
Antipas
Rev_2:13; 
 Rev 2:13  I know your works, and where you live, even where Satan's seat is . And you hold fast My name and have not denied My faith, even in those days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwells.