Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.
“He is the faithful God,” completely committed to His promises and His people. And as in all things God’s faithfulness is without flaw. His faithfulness is not on again – off again like ours. He doesn’t have highs and lows or ups and downs. His faithfulness is consistent, continual, and eternal. There is no letdown in the faithfulness of God.
We live in times in which faithfulness is in short supply. Words like promise, devoted, dedicated, vow, and commitment have lost much of their meaning. Faithfulness is only good until something newer or better comes along.
The Faithfulness of God is Flawless
Aren’t you thankful that God’s faithfulness is not flawed like our faithfulness? At the moment you received Christ as your personal Savior, God entered into a covenant with you in which He is completely committed to fulfilling every promise. God’s everlasting covenant has been secured by the blood of Christ (Heb 13:20) and sealed by the Holy Spirit. (Eph 1:13; 4:30)
That warranty agreement I signed to cover service needs on my laptop expired the day before it crashed. The engine on my car waited to malfunction after it was out of warranty. The commitment that my boss made to help me to move up actually led to moving out. In fact, in my lifetime, I have signed onto only two agreements that have stood the test of time: the one to give my earthly life to my wife, and the other to give my eternal life to Christ. Thank God for His faithfulness.
The Faithfulness of God is forever.
God doesn’t have a “three strikes and you’re out” policy. You don’t get dropped from the team if you missed your “good deeds” quota. You aren’t disqualified because you suffered a faith failure, and you aren’t suspended because you took too many “sin” days. The Lord will never say to you, “I just don’t love you as much as I used to.” His faithfulness just keeps on ticking, unchanged and unhindered, right on into your eternal home with Him. God’s covenant with you is anchored in His flawless forever faithfulness.
Isn’t it wonderful to know that “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness?” (1 John 1:9) He is intimately involved in your life and working to help you remain faithful to Him. “God is faithful” and “will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able.“(1 Cor 12:13) He understands that this world offers many distractions that make faithfulness difficult, “But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.”(2 Thess 3:3)
Even in times when your life seemingly hits bottom, when nothing is going your way, you can always rely on the faithfulness of God to bring you through your ordeal. The Apostle Paul put it this way, “I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.”(2 Tim 1:12)
The Faithfulness of God is not based on our feelings.
God’s faithfulness to His covenant with you is not based on how you feel. Let’s face it, some days you are going to feel more saved than others. Some days you feel extra spiritual and on other days you feel like you’ve jumped to the other team.
Undoubtedly you have heard that “you cannot save yourself.” But possibly you have not considered that “you cannot keep yourself saved.” The work of salvation from beginning to end is solely the work of Christ. This is His “covenant of love” to which He is totally committed and completely faithful. If you have given your life to Christ you have entered into the flawless, forever, faithfulness of God.
For more on this topic, check out this article: What It Means to Hope in the Lord
Reprinted from The Forever Notebook, Book 1 (January – March) Get your copy here: Paperback and eBook/Kindle formats.