FIDELITY, ALLEGIANCE, FEALTY, LOYALTY, DEVOTION, PIETY mean faithfulness to something to which one is bound by pledge or duty. FIDELITY implies strict and continuing faithfulness to an obligation, trust, or duty. marital fidelityALLEGIANCE suggests an adherence like that of citizens to their country. pledging allegiance FEALTY implies a fidelity acknowledged by the individual and as compelling as a sworn vow. fealty to the truth LOYALTY implies a faithfulness that is steadfast in the face of any temptation to renounce, desert, or betray. valued the loyalty of his friends DEVOTION stresses zeal and service amounting to self-dedication. a painter’s devotion to her art PIETY stresses fidelity to obligations regarded as natural and fundamental. filial piety
The book of Proverbs says, “Many will proclaim their own goodness, but a faithful man, who can find?” (Proverbs 20:6). I’m sure the heart of God is aching in this respect.
If we have studied the teachings of Jesus, we will realize that FAITH is very vital in dealing with God. Without faith it is impossible to please God, and for Jesus one of the key performance indicators of any disciple or person is in fact “faith”. So naturally, the devil is working to distort and muddy the issue, change the meaning of words and generally oppose anything that is important in the operation of the kingdom of God on earth. Evil interjects its ugly hand in to our lives.
We need to be very temperate in all things, because pleasures have a potential to lure our focus away from the Lord and His purposes. The world creeps its ugly hand in to our lives. No one has the right to force their will or body on to someone else. NO ONE!
College binge drinking, pre marital sex, promiscuous behavior, sexual abuse are all issues of fidelity, or rather lack of fidelity. If you honor chastity and respecting the boundaries of the person in front of you, you will have a true sense of fidelity.
The horrible behavior of sexual abuse is abhorrent and is an act of the lack of fidelity and is a scar on the face and body of Christ. Sexual sin is talked about constantly, and extramarital sex is considered a heinous moral lapse.
Face the sin in our midst and make the church a place that follows the biblical command to care for the powerless and victimized and end the abuse.