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Ten Truths About the Faithfulness of God – Truth’s 2, 3 & 4

Deuteronomy 7:9 “Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments; (NKJV)

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It is my opinion, that God’s faithfulness is the single most important fact of Christianity. Why? If God were not faithful, then we have nothing to place our hope in. If God is not faithful, then we cannot trust what the Bible says about any subject, any person or any promise. We can’t trust in Jesus; we can’t hope for salvation; we can’t have peace; we can’t expect the promises to come true. If God is not faithful, we would have to live in constant fear of losing our salvation and being attacked by Satan. If God is not faithful, we would have to constantly be worried about what will happen the moment we die. If God is not faithful, then there truly is absolutely nothing to live for, nothing to hope in.

There is no middle ground. God is 100% faithful, or not at all. God can’t be “mostly” faithful. He cannot even be 99.9% faithful. If there is any unfaithfulness whatsoever in God, then He is a fraud by His own definition. God’s faithfulness is the foundation upon which everything about Christianity is built.

So far we have learned:

  • Truth 1 – God is Faithful; the Bible declares it plainly; history proves it. We have found out that the meaning of “faithfulness” as applied to God can be summed up by saying: “God is a Person who we can absolutely depend on, find security in, and lean upon.”

Today we will take a look at the measure, or extent of God’s faithfulness.

Truth 2: God’s faithfulness is not average; it is great and limitless

God’s faithfulness is incomparable. It is the standard by which all other faithfulness is measured. God’s faithfulness is not average, run-of-the-mill faithfulness. God’s faithfulness knows no limits, no boundaries and has no conditions. What God promises will happen. What God declares will come to pass. What God wills, undoubtedly will be. We can stake our body, spirit and eternity on the faithfulness of God.

Lamentations 3:22-24 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” (NKJV)

“Great” is defined as “extensive; exceedingly more; a large collection”. The Bible doesn’t just declare the fact of God’s faithfulness, but makes sure that we understand that it is GREAT faithfulness. While Scripture assumes the faithfulness of God without any question whatsoever, God chose to point out to His frail children that His faithfulness is GREAT – giving us even more reason to cling to Him.

Deuteronomy 7:9 “Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments; (NKJV)

God’s uncommon and infinite faithfulness is good for a thousand generations – so it should be more than adequate for our one lifetime. The “thousand generations” are not literal. It clearly means that God’s faithfulness knows no end. If God has made a promise to us through Scripture that is good for a “thousand generations”, don’t you think it will be good for the next 60-70 years?

Truth 3: God’s faithfulness reaches to the heavens and skies.

Of course this is much like Truth 2, but God’s faithfulness is so incredible, it merits a couple of mentions!

Psalm 36:5 Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. (NKJV)

Psalm 89:2 For I have said, “Mercy shall be built up forever; Your faithfulness You shall establish in the very heavens.” (NKJV)

God’s faithfulness reaches to the clouds and the heavens which is symbolic for something that has no boundaries, no limits. Again, God’s faithfulness is not average, or comparable to any other. It far exceeds any need that we could ever have.

Truth 4: Everything God does, is done in faithfulness.

Psalm 33:4 For the word of the Lord is right, And all His work is done in truth [same Hebrew word as “faithfulness”]. (NKJV)

Everything God does, is done faithfully. Everything He declares, everything He promises, everything He sets in motion, will be completely done, and fulfilled exactly as He says.

God’s faithfulness is great and limitless. It is truly something you can stake your life and eternity on without hesitation. God’s faithfulness is never in question. Our doubt, our wavering, our unbelief are all indications of the degree to which WE do not truly believe that God is faithful.

Lord, Help us to begin to understand the extent of Your faithfulness. Help us to realize that there is nothing in life that should shake us, if only we would truly believe how faithful You really are. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Contemplation: If God promises faithfulness to “a thousand generations” do you think we have any reason to doubt his faithfulness during our lifetime? If God’s faithfulness extends to the heavens, will it extend to your circumstances?

Application: Doubt and wavering are not caused by a lack of faithfulness on God’s part; it is caused by a lack of belief or understanding of God’s faithfulness on ours. God is faithful. The only question is whether or not we believe it.

James 1:22 – But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. (NKJV)

  1. What is the most obvious Bible truth you have learned today?
  2. What change in your life needs to be made concerning this truth?
  3. What specific thing will you do today to begin that change?

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