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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Have you been faithful? How can you show yourself to be faithful? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that faithfulness has it's rewards IV. TEXT: 2 Samuel 22:26 (NLT) 26 “To the faithful you show

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I. EXORDIUM:

Have you been faithful? How can you show yourself to be faithful?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that faithfulness has it's rewards

IV. TEXT:

2 Samuel 22:26 (NLT)

26 “To the faithful you show yourself faithful; to those with integrity you show integrity.

Pray: Oh, Father-heart GOD, I claim this promise, as You said to the faithful, you show yourself faithful. Show Yourself faithful to us, for You can't deny Yourself.

V. THESIS:

GOD's Faithfulness is given to the faithful.

VI. TITLE:

GOD's Faithfulness To the Faithful

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Date of Writing: 1018 B.C.

B. Main Subject: Reign of David

C. Author: unknown

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Examples of Faithfulness:

1. Joseph - his master concerned himself only with his food (Genesis 39:6)

Genesis 39:6 (NLT)

6 So Potiphar gave Joseph complete administrative responsibility over everything he owned. With Joseph there, he didn’t worry about a thing—except what kind of food to eat! Joseph was a very handsome and well-built young man,

2. Daniel - no corruption and not negligent (Daniel 6:4)

Daniel 6:4 (NLT)

4 Then the other administrators and high officers began searching for some fault in the way Daniel was handling government affairs, but they couldn’t find anything to criticize or condemn. He was faithful, always responsible, and completely trustworthy.

3. Moses - faithful servant (Hebrews 3:5)

Hebrews 3:5 (NLT)

5 Moses was certainly faithful in God’s house as a servant. His work was an illustration of the truths God would reveal later.

4. Workmen under Jehoiada - acted with complete honesty. (2 Kings 12:15)

2 Kings 12:15 (NLT)

15 No accounting of this money was required from the construction supervisors, because they were honest and trustworthy men.

B. What is faithful?

1. Hebrew Word: khaw-seed = merciful, kind, pious, godly, good, holy, merciful, saint

C. Reward:

1. GOD's Faithfulness is shown:

a. GOD protects/preserves the faithful (Psalms 31:23)

Psalms 31:23 (NLT)

23 Love the Lord, all you godly ones! For the Lord protects those who are loyal to him, but he harshly punishes the arrogant.

b. faithful in other words: godly = GOD will not abandon the faithful (Psalms 37:28)

Psalms 37:28 (NLT)

28 For the Lord loves justice, and he will never abandon the godly. He will keep them safe forever, but the children of the wicked will die.

c. GOD's eyes is on the faithful (Psalms 101:6)

Psalms 101:6 (NLT)

6 I will search for faithful people to be my companions. Only those who are above reproach will be allowed to serve me.

= GOD remains Faithful, even if we're not (2 Timothy 2:13)

2 Timothy 2:13 (NLT)

13 If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.

Illustration: we have unlimited supply of GOD's Faithfulness

IX. CONCLUSION:

Exegesis of 2 Samuel 22:26

2 Samuel 22:26 (NLT)

26 “To the faithful you show yourself faithful; to those with integrity you show integrity.


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