Proverbs 3:3 says, “Never let love and faithfulness leave you.” Faithfulness means following through on your commitments. A faithful person is a person of his word. Two hundred years ago banks invented checks so they could transfer money between company accounts and banks without actually having to risk moving large sums of cash. Eventually someone came up with the idea of allowing individuals to use checks rather than carry large sums of cash. People began to take a check from one person to a bank, and the bank would redeem the check and give you the cash. Out of that a figure of speech entered into our everyday language known as “take it to the bank.” We use that to designate something you can count on no matter what. God’s wisdom says to be known as a “take it to the bank” sort of person. Be someone that others know they can count on. So much of the pain in our life comes from when we are not faithful. The bottom line is that success without honor is an unseasoned dish. It will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste very good. When you let love and faithfulness never leave you, you will find favor with God and with others. Be a “take it to the bank” kind of person today.
– Dr. Tim Thompson