God is calling men to be faithful to their families. Faithfulness is a fruit of the Spirit that all Believers possess. Fathers must imitate
God's everlasting faithfulness by being faithful in every area of their

  1. To honor your mother and father is a commandment from God (Ephesians 6:1-3, AMP).
    1. Honoring your mother and father means giving them authority to speak into your life, and then obeying them.
      1. God promises long life, and that all will be well with you when you honor your mother and father.
      2. Honor your heavenly Father by allowing Him to lead you in life.
    2. Parents are commanded to diligently teach their children the commandments of God (Deuteronomy 6:6-9, AMP).
      1. Teaching your children will take time and patience.

  2. God is calling men to be faithful in their roles as fathers and husbands.
    1. To operate in the fear of the Lord means to operate in His ways (Psalm 128:1-6).
    2. Faithfulness is a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22, AMP).
      1. Faithfulness is a continuous commitment.
      2. God's faithfulness has endured to every generation (Psalm 100:5).
        1. God is faithful to His Word (Matthew 24:35).
        2. Where two or three are gathered in His name, He is in the midst of them (Matthew 18:20).
        3. As you are filled with His Spirit, others will find in you reliability, trustworthiness, and endurance.
        4. Men of God are faithful, reliable, and not quitters.

  3. What is faithfulness?
    1. To follow through with a commitment regardless of the difficulties.
    2. Love enduring under any and every circumstance.
    3. Allowing the fruit of faithfulness to be born in you; never quitting.
      1. Jesus recognized the spirit of Satan operating through Peter (Matthew 16:21-23).
      2. Satan was trying to attack Jesus' faithfulness to fulfill the will of God.
      3. Every attack from Satan is to disrupt your faithfulness.
      4. Faithfulness is something you can achieve in every area of your life.

  4. Signs of maturity in men.
    1. Living according to God's Word.
    2. Considering how to do things better.

  5. How do you develop faithfulness?
    1. The spirit of God is on the inside of you, therefore you have the ability to bear good fruit.
    2. The fruit of the Spirit includes faithfulness.
      1. An apple tree produces apples; likewise Christians produce the fruit of the Spirit.
    3. Proceed in faithfulness by being aware of the following:
      1. Realize that as you develop in faithfulness, temptation will come.
        1. Temptation is pressure applied to your godly way of thinking to get you to quit.
      2. Seek the Holy Spirit's reinforcement and develop regular, positive spiritual habits.
        1. Believers are constantly pressured on all sides.
        2. Put on the whole armor of God; pray, read your Bible, go to church, and meditate on the Word.
      3. If ever you fall, stand up and try again.
        1. You're not going to live a flawless, perfect life.
        2. When you fall, refuse to quit, and get back up.

Scripture References:

  • Ephesians 6:1-3, AMP
  • Deuteronomy 6:6-9, AMP
  • Psalm 128:1-6
  • Galatians 5:22, AMP
  • Psalm 100:5
  • Matthew 24:35
  • Matthew 18:20
  • Matthew 16:21-23