Proverbs 20:6 – 6 Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, But who can find a faithful man?
Words that are often used to describe people are “good” and “faithful”. We call someone “good” if they are nice, kind or helpful. Those words do accurately describe someone that is good. But, do they necessarily describe someone that is faithful? In our passage today, we read that we all “proclaim each his own goodness, But who can find a faithful man?”
Why do we associate goodness with faithfulness? Because someone is kind, does it really mean that they are faithful? Why is it that we can do something nice for someone, yet speak poorly of them when they are not around? As you look at your family and friends, would you prefer that they were kind to you, or that they were faithful to you? I think that we would all agree that we value people that are faithful to us more than they are kind to us. The same goes for our Lord. Do you think that God desires that we are good, or that we are faithful? Personally, I believe that God desires us to be faithful; not just to those around us, but especially to Him. Once you have faithfulness instilled deep in your heart and in who you are as a person, then goodness will flow naturally from that. As you look at your life, are you faithful?
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!
Colossians 2:7 Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.”