Loyalty to others
- Ruth 1:16-17 ESV
But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.”
- 1 Samuel 15:21
But Ittai answered the king, “As the Lord lives, and as my lord the king lives, wherever my lord the king shall be, whether for death or for life, there also will your servant be.”
- Proverbs 3:3-4 MSG
Don’t lose your grip on Love and Loyalty. Tie them around your neck; carve their initials on your heart. Earn a reputation for living well in God’s eyes and the eyes of the people.
- Proverbs 17:17 ESV
A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for adversity.
- Proverbs 18:24 ESV
A man of many companions may come to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
- Proverbs 19:22 ESV
What is desired in a man is steadfast love,
and a poor man is better than a liar.
- Proverbs 27:10 ESV
Do not forsake your friend and your father’s friend,
and do not go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity.
Better is a neighbor who is near
than a brother who is far away.
- Micah 6:8 MSG
But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don’t take yourself too seriously— take God seriously.
- Matthew 26:33 ESV
Peter answered him, “Though they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away.”
- John 15:13 ESV
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
- 1 Corinthians 13:7 ESV
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
- James 1:12 MSG
Anyone who meets a testing challenge head-on and manages to stick it out is mighty fortunate. For such persons loyally in love with God, the reward is life and more life.
God’s Loyal Love
- Exodus 20:4-6 MSG
No carved gods of any size, shape, or form of anything whatever, whether of things that fly or walk or swim. Don’t bow down to them and don’t serve them because I am God, your God, and I’m a most jealous God, punishing the children for any sins their parents pass on to them to the third, and yes, even to the fourth generation of those who hate me. But I’m unswervingly loyal to the thousands who love me and keep my commandments.
- Exodus 34:6 MSG
God passed in front of him and called out, “God, God, a God of mercy and grace, endlessly patient—so much love, so deeply true—loyal in love for a thousand generations, forgiving iniquity, rebellion, and sin.
- Numbers 14:18a MSG
God, slow to get angry and huge in loyal love,
forgiving iniquity and rebellion and sin
- Deuteronomy 5:10 MSG
But I’m lovingly loyal to the thousands who love me and keep my commandments.
- Deuteronomy 7:9 MSG
Know this: God, your God, is God indeed, a God you can depend upon. He keeps his covenant of loyal love with those who love him and observe his commandments for a thousand generations.
- Deuteronomy 7:12-13 MSG
And this is what will happen: When you, on your part, will obey these directives, keeping and following them, God, on his part, will keep the covenant of loyal love that he made with your ancestors:
He will love you,
he will bless you,
he will increase you.
- 2 Samuel 22:26-28 MSG
You stick by people who stick with you,
you’re straight with people who’re straight with you,
You’re good to good people,
you shrewdly work around the bad ones.
You take the side of the down-and-out,
but the stuck-up you take down a peg.
- 2 Chronicles 5:13 MSG
The choir and trumpets made one voice of praise and thanks to God—orchestra and choir in perfect harmony singing and playing praise to God:
Yes! God is good!
His loyal love goes on forever!
- Psalm 36:5-6 MSG
God’s love is meteoric,
his loyalty astronomic,
His purpose titanic,
his verdicts oceanic.
Yet in his largeness
nothing gets lost;
Not a man, not a mouse,
slips through the cracks.
- Psalm 66:20 MSG
But he most surely did listen,
he came on the double when he heard my prayer.
Blessed be God: he didn’t turn a deaf ear,
he stayed with me, loyal in his love.
- Psalm 100:5 MSG
For God is sheer beauty,
all-generous in love,
loyal always and ever.
- Lamentations 3:22-23 MSG
God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out,
his merciful love couldn’t have dried up.
They’re created new every morning.
How great your faithfulness!
I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over).
He’s all I’ve got left.
- Lamentations 3:31-34 MSG
Why? Because the Master won’t ever walk out and fail to return. If he works severely, he also works tenderly. His stockpiles of loyal love are immense. He takes no pleasure in making life hard, in throwing roadblocks in the way