Loyalty—The word loyalty is not found in scripture, but the concept is related to faithfulness which is found 111 times in 107 verses.

Variations: faithful, faithfully, faithfulness, unfaithful, unfaithfully

First usage: Numbers 12:7 (faithful)

Last usage: Revelation 22:6 (faithful)

Defined: faithful, honourable, or law-abiding

Interesting fact: The phrases “true and faithful” or “faithful and true” occur five times in scripture. Twice the Bible uses the phrase “true and faithful” (Jeremiah 42:5; Revelation 21:5). Three times the order is reversed as it refers to something or someone as “faithful and true” (Revelation 3:14; Revelation 19:11; Revelation 22:6). Biblical loyalty must be both true and faithful.

Bible study tip: John chapters 14 through 17 have been identified as some of the most beautiful passages in all of scripture. Do not fail to recognize that Judas Iscariot departed in order to betray Christ in John 13:30 and did not return with guards until John 18:3. Always consider the audience because this may help understand the doctrine and import of the truths conveyed. In this instance, the Lord expressed some of His most personal teachings when the twelve were present minus one—Judas, the betrayer.

Sunday, Day 134—Church Day (no devotional)

Monday, Day 135—I Will Never Leave Thee

Tuesday, Day 136—Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods

Wednesday, Day 137Church Night (no devotional)

Thursday, Day 138—Faithful unto Death

Friday, Day 139—The Sheep Shall Be Scattered

Saturday, Day 140—The Cost of Loyalty


Day 134: Church Day

Psalm 12:1 Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.