Faithfulness | The Fruit of The Spirit For Kids
Faithfulness means being loyal. Hey guys, it’s me again, Douglas. And today we’re going to be continuing in our series on the fruit of the Spirit. And the fruit of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. And today
we’re gonna be talking about faithfulness. Yeah, and faithfulness just basically means loyalty: being loyal to someone or
something. Being true to someone or something. And you know loyalty is very
important to me. I think it’s very important for for me to have loyal
friends and for me to be a loyal friend and for me to be a loyal son. And you know I
also think it’s important to be true to yourself. You know you might hear that sometimes I think those are all very important
things but sometimes it can be really hard to kind of … balance them. You know,
okay, so the other day I was at my house and a friend came over and he, we
were playing at the house and he went in he had to go to the bathroom and he came
back out and he said, “Douglas, your mom left her purse in the bathroom,
and I found this $20.” And I was like wait what? And he said, “Yeah, I found this $20.
Douglas, don’t tell your mom. I know that you’re a good loyal friend. I know you
won’t tell your mom.” And my brain felt like it exploded, okay? Like I had no, I
didn’t know what to do. Because I wanted to be a loyal friend, you know. He said I was a good friend and a loyal friend, I wouldn’t tell my mom if I was a
good friend. But you know it’s my mom too. I got to be a good son!
And so I thought I felt like I had to betray one of them. I felt like I could
not be a loyal son and a loyal friend. Like I had to choose one or the other!
But I forgot someone very important that you and I should be faithful to, and that
is God. We need to be faithful to God first. We need to be loyal to God first. We need to be true to God first. And when I thought about it that way, things
became much more clear. Not necessarily more easy, but more clear about what I
should do. And so I went to my friend and I told him I said you need to give my
mom her money back or I need to go tell her. And you know he wasn’t happy with me.
And you know he and my mom and I we all we all worked it out, and it was messy,
but it all worked out in the end. We’re still friends. And
I know I did the right thing. But I knew that God says that it’s not okay to
steal. And God also says that it’s not okay to lie. And so if my friend asks me
to lie about him stealing, well if I’m loyal to God first, I know that that’s
not okay. So putting God first can really make
things more clear. You know it can be very hard to balance our loyalties. Our
loyalty to our friends and our family and to ourselves even, you know. But how
do you how do you balance all of those loyalties? Well, if you are loyal to God
first, if you are faithful to God first, everything kind of falls into place.
Doesn’t mean that it’s gonna be easy, but you’ll know what to do. And you know what,
the more faithful that we are to God, the more faithful we’ll be to our friends
and our family and to ourselves too. Faithfulness is best when you put God
first. God would love to help you fill your life with faithfulness. Hey guys, I hope you liked this video, and I really hope that you will be faithful to God.
Because really, like I said, if you’re faithful to God everything else will
make just a little bit more sense. God wants what’s best for you and He wants
what’s best for everybody so if we spend time in God’s Word and we spend time
with God He’ll help to show us what’s right and what’s wrong. And not only that,
but people will see that in our lives. People will look at us and they’ll know
that God is with us. And so by being a faithful friend or faithful son or
daughter or brother or sister or faithful anything, we can show God’s love
to other people. How cool is that? If we put God first, then things are gonna work out.