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Message Preview: The Importance of Faithfulness

If you read Proverbs you find that the word “faithfulness” is always paired with the word “loyalty.” Those are kind of like the “glue” holding together our relationships. Join us this week as we learn about growing in faithfulness.

Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 3:3

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Additional scripture for this week

Psalm 57:1-3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

To the leader: Do Not Destroy. Of David. A Miktam, when he fled from Saul, in the cave.
1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,
for in you my soul takes refuge;
in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge,
until the destroying storms pass by.
2 I cry to God Most High,
to God who fulfills his purpose for me.
3 He will send from heaven and save me,
he will put to shame those who trample on me.
God will send forth his steadfast love and his faithfulness.

Psalm 89:1-2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite.
1 I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever;
with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.
2 I declare that your steadfast love is established forever;
your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.

Psalm 89:5 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

5 Let the heavens praise your wonders, O Lord,
your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones.

Psalm 89:8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

8 O Lord God of hosts,
who is as mighty as you, O Lord?
Your faithfulness surrounds you.

Psalm 89:11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 The heavens are yours, the earth also is yours;
the world and all that is in it—you have founded them.

Psalm 89:14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.

Psalm 89:52 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

52 Blessed be the Lord forever.
Amen and Amen.

Proverbs 3:3-4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

3 Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 So you will find favor and good repute
in the sight of God and of people.

Proverbs 14:22 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

22 Do they not err that plan evil?
Those who plan good find loyalty and faithfulness.

Proverbs 16:6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

6 By loyalty and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for,
and by the fear of the Lord one avoids evil.

Proverbs 20:28 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

28 Loyalty and faithfulness preserve the king,
and his throne is upheld by righteousness.

2 Samuel 15:17-23 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 The king left, followed by all the people; and they stopped at the last house. 18 All his officials passed by him; and all the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites, and all the six hundred Gittites who had followed him from Gath, passed on before the king.

19 Then the king said to Ittai the Gittite, “Why are you also coming with us? Go back, and stay with the king; for you are a foreigner, and also an exile from your home. 20 You came only yesterday, and shall I today make you wander about with us, while I go wherever I can? Go back, and take your kinsfolk with you; and may the Lord show steadfast love and faithfulness to you.” 21 But Ittai answered the king, “As the Lord lives, and as my lord the king lives, wherever my lord the king may be, whether for death or for life, there also your servant will be.” 22 David said to Ittai, “Go then, march on.” So Ittai the Gittite marched on, with all his men and all the little ones who were with him. 23 The whole country wept aloud as all the people passed by; the king crossed the Wadi Kidron, and all the people moved on toward the wilderness.