The Power of Loyalty
My daughter’s dog will follow her wherever she goes, or can only be found where my daughter will eventually be. All day long they sit together as she does her school work, and even though she may be left in her kennel when we go out, the dog still eagerly awaits her return and wants to spend time with her.
If you shower the dog with attention, she will still run to back when called or when my daughter leaves the room because she’s extremely loyal. The poet of Proverbs tells us that there is a lot we could learn from our four-footed friends.
Never let loyalty and faithfulness leave youProverbs 3:4-5
tie them around your neck;
write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will find favor and high regard with God and people.
Loyalty and faithfulness are something prized by all. We all want to know that we can count on and depend on the people around us, whether at work or at home. The greatest treachery that we can face is when someone that we believe is on our team is actually working for the other team or actively against us.
God is telling us that we should be people that are loyal and faithful. We should be the people that can be counted on to take up the slack, to be there when things are rough, and to not give up or give in for the people that are counting on us. This means that we need to be developing deep relationships, that we pledge ourselves carefully, but also fully.
Who depends on you today? Who are you loyal to, and who do you expect to be loyal to you?
Nurture those relationships and let people know you are someone that they can trust.