“Stuff that works, stuff that holds up The kind of stuff you dont hang on the wall Stuff thats real, stuff you feel The kind of stuff you reach for when you fall… ”
That’s from a great song by Guy Clark, about things that don’t let you down. You go to use a tool, or start a motor and the tool doesn’t slip or break and the motor starts – reliably. You can count on it. Or, you call a friend, knowing you can count on that person. He or she will be there for you. If they say they’ll do something, you don’t have to wonder or worry.
You want to be that guy, the one they know they can count on and trust. In a word, you want to be faithful. God is faithful. He stakes His reputation on reliably doing what He said He would do. Think how nice it would be to be known for that character trait.
Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.
Proverbs 3:3 -:4
Good advice, that. Be worthy of trust, like the stuff that works.