Faithfulness in marriage or at work does not come about because of the spouse or the job; faithfulness happens because of the character of the person that is faithful.
A marriage where infidelity shows up is a marriage where the vows are discarded and the heart is is impulsive and careless.
Faithfulness starts in the heart. First, faithfulness is having a heart for God and being faithful to Him. Then, it is having a heart that is devoted to my spouse.
When a man gets married, as he says “yes” to his wife, he is saying “no” to every other woman in the world.
When a woman marries, she says “yes” to her husband and “no” to all other men.
My faithfulness is determined by my own character and integrity - not by the relationship. My faithfulness gives my spouse security in our relationship. Faithfulness lasts through bad times and good times, ensuring the longevity of the relationship.
When you ask someone who has been married 50+ years, what makes a marriage last and thrive? They will talk about their confidence in their spouse’s faithfulness.
Faithfulness is not just about a sexual affair but is about being devoted to my spouse in all areas.
I am faithful to keep my word to my spouse. I am faithful to pray for my spouse. I am faithful to care for my spouse in sickness or in health. I am faithful to be present and listen to my spouse.
Faithfulness reaps joy.
Our need is not to prove God’s faithfulness but to demonstrate our own, by trusting Him both to determine and to supply our needs according to His will. John MacArthur
God’s faithfulness to us is not dependent on our faithfulness to Him - but on His character. His faithfulness far exceeds anything that we can ask or imagine.
For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100:5
But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.
2 Thessalonians 3:3
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.1 John 1:9