Have you ever described someone as being reliable, dependable, loyal or faithful? To describe someone like this is a compliment, or at least it should be when used in a positive way. Faithfulness could be negative, for example you could say “you can be sure, he will be drunk everyday by four o’clock”. That is being faithful; certainly not in a good way though.
God is faithful, reliable and dependable. Look at these verses describing his faithfulness to us.
“The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Ex 34:6-7
Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.
Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other. Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven. The Lord will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest. Ps 85:10-12
Your unfailing love will last forever. Your faithfulness is as enduring as the heavens. Ps 89:2
O Lord God Almighty, who is like you? You are mighty, O Lord, and your faithfulness surrounds you. Ps 89:8
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Ps 91:4
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Ps 100:5
Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago. Isa 25:1
The Lord rewards every man for his righteousness and faithfulness.
1 Sam 26:23
Jesus is our faithful high priest. Heb 2:17 When we are tempted, God is faithful not to let the temptation be more than we can bear; and when we are tempted he will provide a way out so we can stand up under it. 1Cor 10:13
God expects us to be faithful to him, to our spouses, to our employers, and to each other. This is not from us; it is the fruit of the Spirit. Gal 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Ps 31:23-24 Love the Lord, all his saints! The Lord preserves the faithful, but the proud he pays back in full. Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.
We know God is faithful and for us to be faithful to him we must trust him even when we can’t see that light at the end of the tunnel.
I need these reminders. Everyday is filled with distractions from all directions and if I don’t keep the Word in my heart at all times I know I will end up on the wrong path. I want to be one of the ones the Lord preserves.