God's Faithfulness

True, some of them were unfaithful; nevertheless, does this imply that God will be unfaithful as well? God's faithfulness has been demonstrated towards us so many times. We can observe God's faithfulness and the truthfulness of His Word in the Holy Scriptures. God, according to Hebrews 6:18, cannot lie or breach an unconditional promise that He has made. Every promise He made is and will be fulfilled. Every prophecy has come true or will come true. There are numerous instances of God's faithfulness throughout the Bible and in the testimonies of our individual lives.

In reality, the Bible contains about 277 references to covenants between God and His people. "Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; He is the faithful God, who keeps his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and observe his laws," reads Deuteronomy 7:9.

Romans 3:3

So far in Romans, Paul has argued that all people, Jews and Gentiles alike, fall short of God's requirements. Given this reality, one could wonder if there is any benefit to being Jewish. Indeed, I do. God's revelation was entrusted to the Jews.

However, not all Jews were faithful to receive, believe, live, and pass on this revelation. Is this in any way a negation of God's rescuing work? Is God stymied as a result of the Jews' disobedience? "Does it mean God will be unfaithful just because they were unfaithful?" "Does their unfaithfulness negate God's faithfulness just because they were unfaithful?" No. Human faithfulness has no bearing on God's fidelity. Even when his covenant partners fail, God's covenant commitments remain.

What was true in God's connection with the Jews is also true in our relationship with Him. We enter into an intimate, covenant relationship with God when we react to his grace by putting our trust in Christ. We make the mistake of living for ourselves rather than for our Lord, despite the fact that our answer should be a life of faithful devotion to God in the world. God, on the other hand, does not desert us. Even when our faith fails, He still remains faithful.

The following scriptures provide more evidence of God's faithfulness to honour His promises to others:

  • To Noah – Genesis 6:17-18; 9:9-17 (God will save Noah and his family).
  • To Ishmael – Genesis 17:18-20 (God will bless Ishmael and his descendants).
  • To Moses (if the Israelites comply, God will spare them) and they will be my special treasure – Exodus 19:5
  • To Jacob (God confirms Israel's everlasting covenant) – Psalm 105:10

There are hundreds more examples of God's faithfulness throughout the Bible. None, however, may be more life-changing than those who declare Jesus' forgiveness of our sins. Many Old Testament prophecies predict the arrival of a Messiah or Savior. In the New Testament, God's steadfast promise was fulfilled when He sent Jesus to atone for our sins. God is faithful to forgive us no matter what sins we have committed if we accept Jesus and repent of our sins.

  • God sent His Son, through whom we have everlasting life (Matthew 1:21-22) – John 3:16
  • Christ was crucified for our sins – 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10
  • The promise of God to forgive sins – Romans 11:25-27
  • Jesus, the author of eternal salvation, was ordained by God – Hebrews 5:5-10
  • God will cast our guilt into the depths of the sea (where it will be forgotten) - Micah 7:18-19

I’m in awe of the faithfulness of God!!!!!!

1. What images or experiences spring to mind when you think about God's faithfulness?

2. Even when you've been unfaithful, how have you experienced God's faithfulness?