A Study of the Fruit of the Spirit
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness” (Galatians 5:22).
The word “faithfulness,” as used in this passage, can have two shades of meaning. It can refer to our devotion to God and to our complete trust in Him. Or it can refer to our own trustworthiness in our relationship with each other—that is, to our fidelity to be honest and keep our word.
Both meanings come out of our allowing the Spirit to teach us, through the inspired Word. It is through the Word that we know God and that we know the kind of disposition God wants us to have and the kind of life-style He wants us to live.
Faithfulness to God will lead us to the eternal home that He has prepared for those who love Him enough to obey Him. Trustworthiness in our dealings with each other will allow us happiness and peace in our everyday lives.