Unfaithfulness is a hallmark of life in our times. In the world of business and commerce a man's word, with few exceptions, is no longer his bond. In the social world, marital infidelity abounds. In the religious realm, scores of men now attack and deny the faith they once solemnly promised to uphold.
How refreshing, therefore, to consider one who is faithful in all things and at all times. Both the Old Testament and the New Testament repeatedly proclaim this reassuring truth. "Know therefore that the Lord thy God, He is God, the faithful God." (Deuteronomy 7:9). "If we believe not, yet He abideth faithful; He cannot deny Himself." (2 Timothy 2:13).
The Bible is replete with illustrations. Solomon's testimony demonstrated God's faithfulness to His Word. He said, "…There hath not failed one word of all His good promises." Saints of all ages have experienced God's faithfulness in the matter of guidance. "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go; I will guide thee with Mine eye." (Psalm 32:8). All who have come to the Lord Jesus in faith believing in Him are aware of and have experienced God's faithfulness in forgiveness. "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).
We know the truth. Yet there are seasons in our lives when our faith is weak. The trials of life come, our eyes are filled with tears, our ears distracted by the noises of this world, cherished plans thwarted, and friends on whom we have relied fail us. We are staggered. How comforting then to know and rely on God's faithfulness.
- It will keep you from worry. (Job 5: 19)
- It will keep you from complaining. (Romans 8:28)
- It will strengthen your faith. (1 Peter 4: 19)