Wanna talk about dependability, reliability, truthfulness and faithfulness? There is no one anywhere in any time in history who is anywhere close to the faithfulness of God. That is sooooo important for us to know. We can trust God – we know He will never ever under any circumstance let us down. The Lord will never go back on His word – every promise He makes He keeps – He is THE great promise keeper.
The most amazing demonstration of the faithfulness of God is seen in His promise to Abraham. Genesis 12:1-3 says, “Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you; and I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so you shall be a blessing; and I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed’”. Fast forward 2,000 years – 730,000 days later – that’s a long time! God fulfills His promise to Abraham by sending His Son, Jesus, into the world to bless all the families of the earth. The apostle Paul writes, “So also Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness. Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: ‘All nations will be blessed through you.’ So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith” (Galatians 3:6-9). You see that? Paul shows us that Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham 2,000 years earlier. Now that’s keeping a promise – that’s great faithfulness.
Here’s the kicker: If God is faithful with a 2,000-year promise to sacrifice His Son for your salvation, do you think He can be faithful to you in your daily life as you trust and obey Jesus today?
Read Romans 8:28-39 and listen to Great Is Thy Faithfulness by Eclipse 6. Then trust God with all your heart – He is faithful and worthy of your trust.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.