Monday, March 15, 2010


The Faithfulness of God
“Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;”

Faithfulness is loyalty, resolution, and exactness. Faithfulness is one of the sweetest and most comforting of the attributes of God. Faithfulness belongs to God.
Inconstancy, the state or quality of being eccentrically variable or fickle, characterizes sinful man.

The faithfulness of God is:
1. A support for a tired head.
2. A stimulant to a faint heart.
3. A strength for weak knees.

I. A Support For a Tired Head
Hebrews 10:23, “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)”
A. Unfaithfulness is notable in our day.
1. In society:
a. Marriage.
b. Family.
2. In politics:
a. Promises not kept.
b. Dishonesty and corruption.
3. On the international scene:
a. Agreements not honored.
b. Espionage even in a time of peace.
c. War.
4. In the area of religion:
a. The Bible is ignored.
b. “Christians” without convictions.
B. But God is Faithful.
1. He never fails to fulfill His Word, Titus 1:1-2, “Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;” Isaiah 53:9, “neither was any deceit in his mouth.
a. Man has even asked to be lied to, Isaiah 30:10, “Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:”
2. God is faithful to Himself, 2 Timothy 2:13, “If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.”
3. God is faithful to His purpose to choose a people for Himself, Titus 2:14, “Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”
4. God is faithful to His Son, Jesus Christ:
a. The covenant of the Grace of God. The grace and love of the Father sent Jesus to a lost world, John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
b. The covenant of the Son of God, Hebrews 12:2, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
(1) The incarnation of Christ, leaving the glory of heaven.
(2) His death on the cross of Calvary.
(3) His resurrection.
(4) His exaltation to the right hand of the Father.
c. The covenant of the Holy Spirit, 1 John 16:7-11.
(1) The calling.
(2) The convincing.
(3) The regenerating.
(4) The sanctifying.
II. It Stimulates The Heart Of The Faint
A. The faithfulness of God, the basis of our security, 1 Corinthians 1:9, “God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.”
B. We have confidence in Him until the end, 1 Corinthians 1:8, “Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
C. God is faithful to his saints, Romans 11:29, “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.”  God is faithful to fulfill His promises!
III. He Is A Strength In Our Weakness
Salmos 37:28, “For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.”
Our security does not depend on our faithfulness to God, but rather the faithfulness of God to His Son, Jesus Christ.
A. The saints are weak, but God keeps them, 1 Peter 1:5, “Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”
B. God is faithful to discipline His children, Psalms 119:75, “I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.”
1. God does not let His children sin without correction, Proverbs 13:24, “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.”
2. He brings back the rebel, Psalms 119:67, “Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.”  The LORD never lost even one of His children.

The faithfulness of God should be a great inspiration to us, the fountain from whence runs the waters of faithfulness in our lives.

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