The third and final cluster of characteristics of the fruit of the Spirit has to do with the inward man and the first of those is Faithfulness. This is not faith exercised by the Christian, but rather to the faithfulness found in a yielded Christian life. Jesus in his parable of the talents said in Matthew 25:21 “Well done, good and FAITHFUL servant; you were FAITHFUL over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things.” (emphasis mine). Morality is not so much a matter of magnitude, but of quality. Lack of faithfulness is actually a sign of spiritual immaturity. A young person may want all the privileges of adulthood, but refuse to accept the responsibilities that go along with adulthood. God gives us certain responsibilities as we mature in our Christian walk. When we are disobedient and refuse to accept those responsibilities, we are unfaithful. We often grow at a slower rater that we should because we refuse to allow the Holy Spirit to control all areas of our lives. Over and over we are admonished to be faithful, Proverbs 28:20 reminds us “A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished. Someday every believer will stand before Christ to give account of the things we have done since our conversion, we will be judged, not on the basis of how “successful” we are in the eyes of the world, but on how faithful we were in the place God planted us.