God is Faithful

This Sunday I will be sharing a message on The Faithfulness of God. I am excited about this sermon for it is an important topic and one dear to my heart. We need to grasp this truth firmly. Faithfulness is defined: “maintaining allegiance to someone, steadfast adherence to a person, undeviating allegiance to a person” (Webster). This defines God’s relations with His people. Scripture speaks of this throughout. For example:

“Great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:23).

“I will sing of the LORD’S great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you established your faithfulness in heaven itself” (Psalm 89:1-2).

“It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night” (Psalm 92:1-2).

“Your faithfulness continues through all generations…” (Psalm 119:90).

“O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things…” (Isaiah 25:1).

Writer A.W. Tozer has defined God’s faithfulness: “Faithfulness is that in God which guarantees that He will never be or act inconsistent with Himself. You can put that down as an axiom…God will never cease to be what He is and who He is. Everything God says or does must be in accord with His faithfulness. He will always be true to Himself, to His works and to His creation…All that God says or does must accord with all of His attributes, including His attribute of faithfulness… God is faithful! He will remain faithful because He cannot change. He is perfectly faithful, because God is never partly anything. God is perfectly all that He is and never partly what He is. You can be sure that God will always be faithful. This faithful God, who never broke a promise and never violated a covenant, who never said one thing and meant another, who never overlooked anything or forgot anything, is the Father of our Lord Jesus and the God of the gospel. This is the God we adore and the God we preach.”
(The Attributes of God, Vol. 2)

There may be times in your life when you are tempted to doubt the faithfulness of God. Jeremiah faced such a time in his own life as he looked around at the ravaged city of Jerusalem. But, instead, he looked up to heaven and remembered God’s steadfast love and declared, “Great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:23). Jeremiah knew that God is faithful, despite the circumstances of life. God would demonstrate His faithfulness through the tragedy that had fallen on his nation. Indeed, God did. God proved faithful. He will to you as well. Then you will, in turn, celebrate the faithfulness of God.

This topic makes me want to sing the song “Great is thy Faithfulness.” Indeed, this Sunday I will not only preach about it but we will sing about it! “Amen.”

Devotedly yours,
Pastor Ron

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