There are few people viewed more despicably than traitors, someone who turns on family, friends or nation. By contrast, faithfulness, allegiance, fidelity, devotion, and loyalty are words that describe a life that all would admire and God looks for from His own. Here in our verse the word faithful is the word for trustworthiness or loyalty. It is important in our relationships to be trusted and loyal. That is even more so when our loyalty to God is in view. Loyalty to God to love Him with all of our hearts, souls and minds. David prayed for his son Solomon that he would be loyal and faithful (1Chr.29:19) and we read of kings that were loyal to the Lord while others were “right with the Lord but not with a loyal heart” (Amaziah 2Chr.25:1-2). So how about you? Does your life cry out “loyalty to the Lord” or would that be an overstatement?
Longing in my heart to be loyal to the King
Pastor Jack Abeelen