Imagine a life without loyalty!
A home where loyalty has vanished, where the bond of respect, love, and fidelity is broken, whether between husband and wife or between parents and children, is no longer a home but a heartbreak!
A business where the workmen have lost their loyalty toward their employers and their job, is due for a breakdown. Nations have risen and fallen via the thin thread of loyalty. Wars have been won and lost because of the loyalty, or lack of it, of the soldiers to their commanders and their country.
A Christian has also pledged loyalty to a government—the Divine Government!
Salvation is free because it cost God so much, but the manifestation of it in our daily lives is the difficult part. God saves a man, gives him the gift of the Holy Spirit and the power of the Word, and then says, in effect, “Now work it out! Be loyal to Me in spite of the fact that everything around you would make you disloyal.”
Loyalty means complete trust in His will for us.
Loyalty has little to do with the brilliant moments of our “mountain tops.” It means carrying the light we received in the rare moment into very ordinary paths of everyday life. To be loyal, to lay down our lives for our Master day in and day out, is much harder than it is to die.
So, in whatever circumstances, a successful Christian must be loyal to his master. We need to remember that His honor is at stake in our daily lives.
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