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God is always Faithful

by: Karlene Bartolo

God's faithfulness is not based on our faithfulness towards Him. His faithfulness flows from His unchanging nature and love for us. He is forever faithful.

“God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.” 1 Corinthians 1:9 (NIV)

God has been demonstrating His faithfulness towards His people since the dawn of time, and He’s never stopped. Just think how many times the children of Israel disobeyed God and turned their backs on Him— yet He delivered them time and time again. He protected and provided for them, even when they complained, mistrusted and misunderstood Him. Why do you think this is so?

The very nature of God is “Faithful”. It’s not what He does. It’s who He is! He cannot be anything else. Because of this, we know that all the promises we’ve inherited through Abraham are ‘Yes’ and ‘Amen’ in Jesus Christ. Scripture tells us, “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?” And “If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.” (2 Corinthians 1:20, Numbers 23:19, 2 Timothy 2:13, NIV)

That means God always does what He says He will do. He will fulfill all the promises He’s given us!

It’s amazing! God’s faithfulness towards us is not based on our faithfulness towards Him. It’s not based on what we do; it doesn’t depend on us. God’s faithfulness flows from His unchanging nature and love for us, and He is forever faithful.

Prayer

Father, thank you for your faithfulness. I want to know you as the God who is faithful in Scripture, AND the God who is faithful to me. Open my eyes to all the ways you have been faithful in my life, and let your presence strengthen my heart. In the midst of every difficult circumstance, thank you that I can still rejoice and declare that I serve the Faithful God. Amen.


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