He Won’t Let You Down

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:

  1. Steadfast in affection or allegiance: LOYAL a faithful friend
  2. Firm in adherence to promises or in observance of duty: CONSCIENTIOUS a faithful employee
  3. Given with strong assurance: BINDING a faithful promise
  4. True to the facts, to a standard, or to an original a faithful copy
  5. 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. 


Video Source: From YouTube. Fountainview Academy, British Columbia, Canada. Fountanview Academy is a Christian high school based in southern British Columbia, Canada, which holds Province of BC Ministry of Education accreditation. Students from all over the world are attracted to Fountainview because of its balanced approach to education. Each staff member is personally committed to the eternal success of every student, and together they strive for the highest standards in every respect.

Faithfulness

Faithfulness

And the fruit of the spirit is … faithfulness.

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.

Faithfulness is imperative in the Christian life. Since God desires for us to be like Him, He wants us to be faithful. He wants us to be faithful in our relationships and with our resources. If you are a Christian writer, He wants you to be faithful in your writing. 

This day, learn to be faithful or continue in your faithfulness.

Why Is Faithfulness So Important?

1. Because God is Faithful

Psalm 33:4 KJV, “For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.”

2. It Makes Life Easier

2 Thessalonians 3:3 KJV, “But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.”

“The greatest ability is dependability.” Quote from Bob Jones

 

Faithfulness Requires You To …

1. Keep your promises.

Proverbs 25:14 KJV, “Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.”

2. Honor your marriage.

Ephesians 5:25 KJV, “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;”

3. Use your gifts.

1 Peter 4:10 KJV, “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”

4. Make the most of your time.

Ephesians 5:16 KJV, “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”

5. Stand by your friends.

Proverbs 17:17 KJV, “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”

6. Manage your money.

Matthew 25:29 KJV, “For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.”

7. Do your best work.

Colossians 3:23 KJV, “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;”

8. Commit yourself to a church.

Hebrews 10:25 KJV, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”

Conclusion: Are you faithful?

“Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful,” 1 Corinthians 4:2 KJV.


Photo Source: Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay