by Carolyn Hope
“The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.” (John 14:10)
There is no greater example of loyalty than the one Jesus gave us. His loyalty reaches farther, dives deeper, and speaks stronger than any other. His commitment to His Father, and to His cause, propelled him to give up everything for everyone. He traded the height of His holiness for the humility of a human. He lived perfectly, faultlessly, completely submitted to the Father and to Holy Spirit. He only said what Father said. He only did what He was commanded.
Jesus entered the world in obedience. He lived a loyal life. He died a devoted death. Three days later, He rose in victory! And still, He remains faithful and committed. Not just to Father God, Holy Spirit, or Their plans and purposes; but to you as well. The loyalty of Christ was born out of an immeasurable love in His heart. He is loyal to you because He loves you.
The deepest loyalty is rooted in love. If you’re struggling to be faithful to someone, take a moment and search your heart for a love for them. Learn to love, and loyalty will come. For those whom you are loyal to, ask the Lord to deepen your love and commitment for them. As you grow in love and loyalty, remember that your Father is with you, and He is for you. His love for you is unfailing, and His loyalty to you is endless.Like what you've read? Receive free email updates from The Voice Online: Subscribe