A faithful spirit
Are you a faithful person ? What do l mean? Are you faithful to your personal friends and acquaintances? I am not referring to being faithful in church or your church commitments, while this is good, l mean are you faithful to people. Do you have a faithful spirit?
When others confide in you, i.e. they tell you something and say ‘ please don’t tell anyone’ do you betray them? Or perhaps years down the line you fall out, do you then see this as an occasion to spread abroad what they told you when you were close friends?
A person who has a faithful spirit, whether or not you are still close will never let out their secrets. This is what is called having a faithful spirit.
Proverbs 11: 13
A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
The bible says that whosoever reveals secrets is a talebearer. This is not a good description of anyone.
Sad but true, people fall out and then think its a licence to betray others. The Lord sees all this, how careful we need to be.
Let it be said of us ‘ he or she will never betray me because they have a faithful spirit. We may not be as close as we used to be, but the person l spoke to is faithful.
If we are going to make headway in life and ministry, let us cultivate a ‘faithful spirit’. Let us be people that others can truly confide in knowing that they will never be betrayed.