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Loyalty In The Church

Loyalty is defined as faithfulness to commitments or obligations; devoted and committed. It seems nowadays that loyalty has taken a back seat when it comes to things of importance, and the things of God. We can be loyal to sports, but not church service. We can be loyal to keeping up with the latest styles and trends, but not helping our fellow man in their time of need. And most times we can be loyal to self, but decline to take a part and participate in church service. It's all about me, me, me! If it is not going to benefit self, forget it. I'm reminded of the commercial where an elderly couple have only a handful of people on their facebook account. Their daughter sits in front of her computer all day with a thousand friends on her account. Then the parents are shown out with friends dancing, laughing, going on vacation, hiking, sightseeing, etc. while the daughter is alone on facebook. We have to re-establish face-to-face relationships with people again. If we don't, how can we say we have a personal relationship with God if we don't even know those who labor among us? Loyalty is a building block in establishing a relationship. It leads to faithfulness and trust. And only time will tell if we are loyal to the cause. When we are taken out of our comfort zone, will we still be loyal? When the "honeymoon phase" is over, will we still be committed? In order for the church to continue, somebody has to be loyal. God remains loyal to every one of His children, so we need to be loyal to Him for the upbuilding of His kingdom, and to bring in the sinners and the ungodly. How can we say we are a child of the King who has cattle on a thousand hills, and will provide for all our needs, when we are in the lottery and scratch-off lines more than anybody? Our life is sometimes the only Jesus some people will see. Let's be very sure our anchor holds and grips the solid rock.

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