HOW LOYALTY ENGENDERS FAVOUR
What is loyalty?
⭕️The act of binding yourself intellectually or emotionally to a cause of action.
⭕️The feeling of allegiance.
What does it mean to be loyal?
⭕️Unwavering in devotion to a friend, vow or cause.
⭕️Your loyalty is a character that you need to protect and guard jealously because where your loyalty lies can mean life or death.
⭕️Your loyalty in life determines your rewards.
⭕️Some people have aborted destinies simply because of their misplaced loyalty.
⭕️We serve a loyal God and if you are to understand what true loyalty should be, you need to understand how God looks at loyalty and what He is loyal to.
There are four things God is loyal to:
1.His word [Psalm 138:2, Matthew 24:35]
2.His covenants [Deuteronomy 7:9-10, Psalm 89:3-4, Isaiah 11:1, 10, Genesis 15:12-15, Exodus 2:23-25]
⭕️He keeps His covenant regardless of the state of a man.
3.His principles [Genesis 8:22, Ephesians 6:8]
4.Any person who honours the above three (3) [1 Samuel 2:29-30, Acts 10:34-35]
What is disloyalty according to God?
⭕️When you choose to dishonour or be disloyal to what God honours or is loyal to.
CASE STUDIES OF DISLOYALTY
1.ELI [1 Samuel 2:12-36]
⭕️The sin Eli committed was ignoring the principles of God and choosing to honour his sons.
⭕️Ensure in your life as a child of God, that you honour the principles of God.
⭕️If you are to be successful , be loyal to things that God is loyal to and disloyal to the things God is disloyal to. That is how you will receive favour.
⭕️Our duty is to check ourselves and align our lives according to the word of God and the principles of God.
2.SAUL [1 Samuel 13:8-14, 15:1-3, 7-9, 18-20, 23]
⭕️Saul was not loyal to the voice of the Lord and that cost him his kingship.
⭕️Your loyalty will be tested.
3.JEROBOAM AND THE YOUNG PROPHET WHO DELIVERED THE WORD OF THE LORD TO HIM [1 Kings 13:1-24]
CASE STUDY OF LOYALTY
1.RUTH [Ruth 1:1-6, 15, 2:1 – 4:22]
⭕️Which man is following God, that you are also following?
⭕️There should be people on earth that you should be loyal to. One of those is the servant of God.
⭕️Saul disregarded the office of Samuel.
⭕️Ruth was loyal to the God of Naomi and loyal to Naomi.