Our God Is Faithful
Bible Studies for Life
One of the many wonderful facets of God’s character Christians have long been sustained by is God’s faithfulness. Knowing that He keeps His children has encouraged and sustained millions of saints through the ages. His faithfulness in the past is an indicator of His future faithfulness. God is worth trusting because He has proven Himself trustworthy.
Man’s faithlessness vs. God’s faithfulness
In an era when marriages fail, business leaders are found guilty of ethical violations, politicians are convicted of corruption, and professional athletes take banned substances, we might wonder whether anyone is faithful to commitments they have made or oaths they have taken.
Thankfully, God is true to His promises. He is faithful to all He has said He will do.
All along our walk of faith are temptations to divert us from following God. Often, these are during times we doubt God’s continued love or assurance of His presence.
What does God’s Word say about His faithfulness?
“Know that Yahweh your God is God, the faithful God who keeps His gracious covenant loyalty for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commands.” Deuteronomy 7:9
“‘Kings will see and stand up, and princes will bow down, because of the LORD, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel – and He has chosen you.” Isaiah 49:7b
“And they said to Jeremiah, ‘As for every word the LORD your God send you to tell us, if we don’t act accordingly, may the LORD be a true and faithful witness against us.” Jeremiah 42:5
And the simple phrase, “God is faithful.” Found in 1 Corinthians 10:13, 2 Corinthians 1:8, 1 Thessalonians 5:4, 2 Thessalonians 2:3
It is the unchanging, ever consistent presence and power of God that increases our faith day by day. We are emboldened for greater faith as we experience the faithfulness of God in our obedience. Faith leads to greater faith, which leads to great faith.
God’s ultimate faithfulness to His children is seen in His provision of Jesus. If God bankrupted heaven to redeem humanity, would He really abandon us after He had gone to such lengths to save us? I don’t think so.
“Because God wanted to show His unchangeable purpose even more clearly to the heirs of the promise, He guaranteed it with an oath, so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us. We have the hope as an anchor for our lives, safe and secure.” Hebrews 6:17-19a
His purpose is unchangeable. We are heirs of promise. God guaranteed it. An oath is involved. God cannot lie. It is impossible! We have a refuge. This is strong encouragement. We have hope. This hope in Christ is an anchor for our lives, and this anchor makes us both safe and secure.
Our faith need not be perfect; it only need be placed in the powerful God.