Have you ever experienced a situation where someone was unfaithful? Do you desire a relationship built on faithfulness? Then join us below as we discover how our God is always faithful, even when we are not!
Promises of the Word:
From the first line of Genesis to the last in Revelation, God’s promises are written. Many of them we know—at least partly—yet, by examining God’s Word, we realize that His promises are more numerous and wonderful than we could ever imagine!
“God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”—Numbers 23:19
“In Jesus we hear a resounding ‘yes’ to all of God’s many promises. This is the reason we say ‘Amen’ to and through Jesus when giving glory to God.”—2 Corinthians 1:20 (VOICE)
Every one of God’s promises is firm, and through the Blood of Yeshua—Jesus—we have access to them. However, to do so, we need to understand what those promises are and what they mean…
The Promise of God’s Faithfulness:
No one is deserving of God’s faithfulness, because we have all had moments, or even extended periods of time, where we have not been faithful to God. We become distracted by people, places, and things. We worry, and in the end, we often lose the plot of our story, placing time spent with God low in our priorities.
None of us who love God want to be unfaithful to Him, but we all sin. We all make mistakes. However, our God is ready to forgive us if we but ask, and not only that, He never stops being faithful!
“If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.”—2 Timothy 2:13
2 Timothy 2:13 is a beautiful example of who God is. Of His love, His constancy, and of course, His faithfulness. His behavior is not subject to ours. When we stumble, He stands firm, ready to help us stand beside Him again whenever we choose… a testament to His patience.
Since God is not contrary to Himself, and as Numbers 23:19 says, “God is not a man, that He should lie…” we can be confident in what He says. If He says He is faithful, He is. We can rely upon that—upon Him—as we can rely upon nothing or no one else.
Still, what does faithfulness mean? Can we expect certain things from one who is and promises to be faithful?
By entering the word “faithful” into any thesaurus, we discover that to be faithful is similar to being:
Basically, to be faithful, or to walk in faithfulness, means that we have everything that is necessary for a deep relationship. God is all of these and more. His promised faithfulness is beyond anything man can bring, and it is a testament to why we ought to desire a deeper relationship with Him. Because, even when He does things that we do not necessarily enjoy, it is always for our good. He remains loyal to us, committed to the furthering of our relationship with Him.
“…He who promised is faithful.”—Hebrews 10:23
That He should promise us faithfulness of any sort when we are continually unfaithful to Him is beyond earthly understanding. But that He should be faithful as only He can be, that is a blessing beyond measure! That is the cup running over…
Yet, does this mean we are somehow meant to be unfaithful simply because God will not stop being faithful?
Of course not.
Not only did God make us in His image, which means we ought to echo who He is… but He is also continually molding and shaping us. He, through tiny and large motions, is creating in us such a likeness of Him that it becomes our very nature to act like Him. To love like Him. To be faithful, even when others are faithless.
“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
great is Your faithfulness.
‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul,
‘therefore I hope in Him!’”—Lamentations 3:22-24
Beyond that, of course, are the many parables and lessons of the Word that not only remind us that we are meant to be faithful, like our Father, but of the truth that blessings come when we are faithful.
Take the parable of the minas. The master, planning a long trip, called to himself ten servants and gave each one a mina, with the instruction to continue doing business until he returned. Then, after having been away quite some time, the master returned and called those servants to him. One servant returned to their master ten coins, instead of just the one, while another gave him five. Yet, a certain servant only gave him back the one, having hidden it. Those servants who were faithful and built upon that which the master had given them were greatly blessed and given authority over much. However, the servant who was faithless—having not continued to do business as instructed—had even that one mina taken away and given to the most faithful (see Luke 19:11-27)…
Our nature may not innately be faithful, but it can become so. By learning from the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, by seeking Him and His Kingdom first… our nature starts to echo our Father louder and louder until we are who He created us to be. None of us can become faithful without God to guide our way. Yet, when we turn our faces toward Him and imitate His behavior, His faithfulness becomes imparted within us.
“Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.”—Psalm 37:3
Accepting God’s Promises:
No matter which of God’s promises we need, it is important to not only believe, but accept each one. Not because they will be broken forever if we fail to properly believe and receive them, but because God does nothing against our will! Because God created each promise intentionally, knowing we would need them…
One promise of God holds more power than anyone can fully understand, yet, the power that comes when we accept one on top of another, on top of another… that changes our nature. For the better. Shaping us into His image, and preparing us for Kingdom purpose!
It is time to activate and believe God’s promises. To accept them and give them a place to reside…
We have to open our hearts. To desire God’s promises if they are to flourish.
Yes, God will not leave us nor forsake us, even if we forsake Him… but do we honestly expect Him to move in power if we say, “no”? By opening our hearts, changing our habits and patterns to create an atmosphere for Him, and seeking Him and His Kingdom first, we can say, “yes”!
Seek God, and He will come. He will answer. And all of His promises will be ready to rest and flow through us!
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