We must also be faithful to God’s Word, the Bible

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From “Growing in the character of a disciple”: Chapter 4 –  The meaning and importance of faithfulness

We must obviously be faithful to God personally. However, one of the main ways we are expected to do that is by being faithful to God’s Word. He has given us the Bible and it is intended to say what He wants to tell us. It would not be over-stating the position to say that we demonstrate our faithfulness to God most clearly by the attitude we adopt in relation to His written Word.

We cannot genuinely say that we love, respect or honour God any more than we love, respect and honour His Word. It is, in a certain sense, a proxy for Him. Our view of it indicates our view of Him. So, we must show our faithfulness to Him by being faithful to the Bible and, in particular, by obeying it:

1Blessed are those whose way is blameless,
who walk in the law of the LORD!
2Blessed are those who keep his testimonies,
who seek him with their whole heart,
3who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways!
4Thou hast commanded thy precepts to be kept diligently.
5O that my ways may be steadfast in keeping thy statutes!

Psalm 119:1-5 (RSV)

Therefore, if you want to become a faithful person, there is no better place to start than by seriously increasing your respect for the Bible and learning it thoroughly. There is no better way of demonstrating your loyalty to God.

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