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Faithful

Faithful. I think we all hear that word often, but what does it really mean? The Merriam-Webster says that it is “loyal, firm in keeping promises or in fulfilling duties, true to the facts.” Wikipedia defines it as, “the concept of unfailingly remaining loyal to someone or something and putting that loyalty into consistent practice, regardless of extenuating circumstances.” I cannot think of even one time in my life that I was faithful as defined here. Can you? As humans, we may have moments that we are faithful to something or someone, but there is not really any person who is truly faithful.

Proverbs 20:6 says, “Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find?”

God’s faithfulness is something we have all experienced, whether we acknowledge it or not. The very life we have and the breath we breathe are from Him and reflect His faithfulness.

Acts 17:25 says, “And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather He himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.”

It is unfathomable to imagine that He would not only give us life, knowing the terrible things we would do, but He continues to sustain our lives and even allows us to do and have things we enjoy, even when we do not accept the gift of the sacrifice of His own life for us.

2 Timothy 2:13, “If we are unfaithful, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny who He is.”

While it is so incredible to know that God is faithful to all people, it is also important to remember that He is especially faithful to His children. There are different promises for those of us who are in Christ than for those who are not. For example, in Philippians 4:19, Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi, he says,

“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” What a promise!

The Bible is full of reminders of God’s faithfulness that we take for granted each day. My prayer is that we will fill our hearts and minds with His promises and faithfulness, so that we may never forget to thank Him for everything and praise Him for His faithfulness.

Psalm 92:2: “It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening.”

 

Today, I challenge you to take a few moments to ‘bow in worship and praise His name for his unfailing love and faithfulness,’ while listening to the song posted below.

Psalm 183:2 “I bow before your holy Temple as I worship. I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness; for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name.”

Book recommendation: “The NLT Bible Promise Book”

By Bethany Nemeth