Galatians 5:22

Adrian Rogers

Sermon Overview

Scripture Passage: Galatians 5:22

Faithfulness is integrity, trustworthiness, and loyalty; it means people can count on us. It is a quality we all admire, and it is what God requires of His children.

1 Corinthians 4:2 says, “Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.”

Faithfulness is a quality among the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22), meaning it is something God produces within us as we abide in Jesus Christ.

A good steward is marked by his faithfulness, first, to his family.

Adrian Rogers says, “The religion that doesn’t begin at home doesn’t begin.” Husbands and wives must be morally faithful to each other. Parents must be emotionally faithful to their children, who remember more than we realize.

We must be faithful with our finances.

Our relationship with money says so much about our character. Money is a test: if we are not faithful with little, we will not be faithful with much. If we can’t be trusted with money, God will not trust us with spiritual power.

We must be faithful with our friends.

True friendships are so important, but they require work. One measure of a faithful person is the health of his friendships.

We must be faithful to the Church.

Scripture is clear that we are not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together. (See Hebrews 10:25.)

We must also be true to the Word of God.

Some “believers” judge Scripture according to their own standards. We are not to judge God’s Word—rather, God’s Word is to judge us.

God’s faithfulness toward us motivates us to be faithful ourselves. He is faithful to forgive our sins, to keep us close to Himself, and to show new mercy every morning.

How do we become faithful?

We become faithful stewards by first being faithful in the small things, which are what truly count. Our lives are not a handful of big decisions—they are a culmination of day-to-day honesty, kindness, and integrity.

We must also be faithful in the secret things; we are who we are in secret, when no one else notices.

Lastly, we must be faithful in the sacred things. Keeping our hearts warm and right with God is the secret to remaining faithful to the finish.

Apply it to your life

Are you a faithful person? Do you bear the marks of faithfulness? Consider how God has been faithful to you; become faithful in the small, secret, and sacred things.