The call to loyalty

God calls us to the place where we need to be loyal. 1 Corinthians 4:2; Matthew 25:21

The two fold nature of loyalty: Who does God want us to be loyal to? Loyalty unto men We cannot be truly loyal unto God if we are not loyal to men. It is also impossible to claim that you love God, if you do not love men. 1 John 4:20; Luke 16:12 If we sow seeds of dishonor the result is we will be dishonored. Ephesians 4:8; Ephesians 4:11; Jeremiah 3:15

Ways to be loyal unto men

  1. Obeying men Hebrews 13:17
  2. Imitating them (Following their example) Hebrews 6:12 1 Corinthians 11:1; 1 Corinthians 4:16
  3. Holding on to sound words2 Timothy 1:13; 2 Timothy 2:2
  4. Following them. Hebrews 13:7
  5. Submitting to them Hebrews 13:17

What Loyalty is not

  1. Loyalty is not the worship of men, it is following the order of God
  2. Loyalty is not manipulation by men, it is obedience to God. (Hebrews 13:7)
  3. Loyalty is not blind following; it is understanding the Kingdom of God. (Galatians 2:2 Acts 11:1-4)

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