Who is loyal? What is loyalty? I ordered a gift set from my client/friend a few weeks ago. When she brought the gift to me, I noted her hair was freshly serviced. I had to take a double take, seeing it wasn’t my work.
Not wanting to assume the obvious, I asked her had she just had her hair serviced, as I could smell the fresh products. She replied, “Yes.” Totally surprised and feeling territorial, I asked her, “You allowed someone else to do your hair?” She said, “…well, I just wanted to help her out a little bit, but I told her, ‘You know I’m loyal.'”
Well, she’s been my client and friend for over fifteen years and weekly client for about two years. After not seeing her for the following four weeks, I began to worry a bit about the sincerity of her “loyalty” statement. Well… she was true to her word. We are …now back in stride again …it seems. I’ve done her last two services.
To be loyal is to be faithful, true, devoted to a cause, a person or institution, Google says. To be loyal is a great character trait to possess. It is one that would be great, if we all possessed it, especially in marriage.
Spouses that are loyal have longer marriages. Spouses that are loyal have the tools to overcome adversities, because they work at it a bit harder and longer.
How loyal are we? We never know until it is put to the test. What we say and what we do are two different entities. Peter was so seriously loyal to Jesus in his heart soul and mind, until tested. In Matthews 26:35-43, He said he would die with Him if needed and his heart was sincere. However, he couldn’t do the simple task of watching as Jesus went away to pray. Later, He would deny him three times. Luke 22:54-62.
What will cause us to turn our hearts from our spouse; the spouse that we stood before God with and truly committed our hearts, …turning our head away from our spouse, thus turning our hearts away from our God? How loyal are we to our vows? Are we loyal in words and deeds or just in words as long as there is no need?
What can turn our hearts from our spouse? Would it be the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, or the pride of life? Let us walk wisely, praying for our own hearts and our spouse’s heart. Pray that God protect our marriage. Pray that He give us the strength to identify and resist temptations.
Who is loyal? Our God is loyal and faithful and it is He that can keep our marriage safe, if we only ask Him. Cast our desires on Him, because He cares for us 1Peter 5:7. It can feel good to walk down the “Avenue of Trust,” with the one you love, not having the showers of “unfaithfulness” poured upon you. What is loyalty to you? Post your comment below.