“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law” (Gal. 5:22–23).
Faithfulness is God’s nature which He has imparted to us.
“God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful” (1 Cor. 1:9).
“No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it” (1 Cor. 10:13).
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
How do we apply God’s faithfulness in evangelism?
“This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful” (1 Cor. 4:1–2).
We have been entrusted with the ministry of the gospel and the message of the gospel. We apply God’s faithfulness in evangelism by accepting the responsibility of the ministry and by not deviating from the message.
“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor. 5:18–21).
*Excerpted from Weapons & Tactics. To purchase, visit ccmbooks.org/bookstore.