TUESDAY LETTER: Faith in A Faithful God
Deuteronomy 7:9 NKJV
“Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments.”
I am reminded of a time in my life when it seemed that many of the things God had promised me and spoken about were out of reach and practically impossible. I began to read them out to the Lord to remind of the things He had said.
I was bringing His Word back to Him. But remember His Word doesn’t return void. See Isaiah 55:10-11. Then the Lord said to me, “I have never lied to anyone and I will not start with you.” God knows that every unfulfilled promise is a lie and God cannot lie. Therefore, He keeps His promise and His covenant to a thousand generations.
Faith flourishes when we know the character of God. Faith is simply the visible expression of confidence in God based on the knowledge of His Word, His Will, His Love and His Power. The more we understand the character of God, the more our faith grows. Faith is anchored on knowledge. Revelation knowledge is the backbone of confident men and women.
Boldness and courage are not manifestations of arrogance and self confidence but they are rooted in the deep knowledge of God gained through fellowship and relationship with God. One solid faith booster is knowing the faithfulness of God.
Many times we say things like “God is Faithful.” Do we know what that really means. To be faithful is to be dependable, reliable and trustworthy. This means that you can trust God to keep His Word and do what He promised. See Joshua 23:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
God is Faithful for the following reasons:
God cannot lie. The God we serve is a God that cannot lie. He says what He means and means what He says. That means whatever God says is a revelation of His intent. See Numbers 23:19; Titus 1:1-3. Every Word that God speaks is backed by a sworn oath of covenant declaration. See Psalm 89:34; Hebrews 6:13-19. He is committed to every Word He speaks. See Jeremiah 33:19-24
God cannot deny Himself. Whenever God speaks. You can be rest assured that whenever you bring His Word back to Him, He will not deny what He said. See 2 Timothy 2:11-13. God cannot deny Himself means God cannot disown Himself because God and His Word are One and inseparable. See John 1:1; Hebrews 4:12-13; Matthew 15:1-9. He has to confirm and affirm His Word. See Genesis 32:9-12; Exodus 32:9-14; 34:1-10; Daniel 9:1-23.
God fulfills His Promises: God makes promises to inspire faith in us. But He fulfills His promises to us because He is faithful. He keeps His promises. See Joshua 21:45; 1 Kings 8:56; Hebrews 11:11 . God doesn’t promise and fail. He fulfills His promises and carries out His promises. See Genesis 18:1-14; 21:1-4.
God has the capacity to do what He says. We do not serve a God who makes empty promises. Everything He says, He also has the ability to fulfill. See Luke 1:37; 18:27; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24. Our God is Omnipotent that means “All Powerful.” He has the Power there is or will ever be in Him. He does whatever He wants and nothing can withstand Him. See Isaiah 14:24-27; 43:13; 2 Chronicles 20:1-30; 20:6; Daniel 4:35
God values His own integrity. The foundation of God’s throne is justice. He is a God of truth. We know He has to stay true to His Word. He has exalted His Word above all His Name. See Psalm 138:2; Isaiah 42:21. When you know that you are serving a God of integrity, you begin to expect what He says to happen. See Genesis 24:1-67; Deuteronomy 32:4;
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