Did You Know God is Faithful?
Yes, God is faithful. He won’t let you down. God’s word says in 1 Corinthians 1:9 English Standard Version (ESV), “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Definition of Faithful
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary gives this definition of faithful. The definition of faithful:
- Steadfast in affection or allegiance: LOYAL a faithful friend
- Firm in adherence to promises or in observance of duty: CONSCIENTIOUS a faithful employee
- Given with strong assurance: BINDING a faithful promise
- True to the facts, to a standard, or to an original a faithful copy
- Obsolete definition of faithful: full of faith
What Does it Mean to be Faithful?
- It means to be reliable.
- It means to be trustworthy
- It means to be dependable
- It means to be consistent.
Four Ways God is faithful.
1. God is Faithful To Protect
Psalm 34:4 ESV, “I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.”
Takeaway: “I sought the Lord.” If you seek the Lord you will find that God is faithful.
Psalm 34:17-19 ESV, “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”
Takeaway: “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted.” If you cry to the Lord, he hears and delivers. He is faithful.
2 Timothy 1:7 ESV, “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
Takeaway: God is faithful. When you are fearful remember he has given us a spirit of power, love, and self-control. He is faithful.
2. God is Faithful To Pardon
1 John 1:9 ESV, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Takeaway: “If we confess our sins …” God is faithful. God is faithful
3. God is Faithful To Provide
Philippians 4:18 ESV, “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
Takeaway: God will supply every need of yours” (not your greed). God is faithful.
4. God is Faithful To Preserve (that is to Keep Us Safe).
1 Peter 5:10 ESV, “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”
Psalm 57:1 ESV, “Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.”
Takeaway: “I will take refuge” (in God). When you do he will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. Yes, God is faithful.
I am reminded of a little acrostic I have heard many preachers use. It is GRACE. It stands for:
G – Gods
R – riches
A – at
C – Christ’s
E – expense.
Others may let you down but God promises to be faithful. Yes, God is faithful.
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