God’s Faithfulness

The Bible displays the reality of God’s faithfulness from Genesis to Revelation.  It is a comforting thing to know our God displays his faithfulness to us. He gives us assurance that he will never change. So what is the meaning of faithfulness?

The definition of faithfulness is: loyalty, truth, veracity; habitual observance of truth, invariable expression of truth. There are countless scriptures that reaffirm this truth. Here are several verses throughout the Old Testament that reflect how God delivers on what he promises:

But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir.” Genesis 15:2-3

And Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken to him. Genesis 21:2

When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 2 Samuel 7:12-13

But now the Lord my God has given me rest on every side. There is neither adversary nor misfortune. And so I intend to build a house for the name of the Lord my God, as the Lord said to David my father, ‘Your son, whom I will set on your throne in your place, shall build the house for my name.’ 1 Kings 5:4-5

These verses show when God speaks he follows through in action. His attribute of faithfulness is ongoing, never wavering. Psalm 119:90 speaks of how long his faithfulness will last, Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.  We see in Numbers 11:23,   And the Lord said to Moses, “Is the Lord’s hand shortened? Now you shall see whether my word will come true for you or not.” Fast forward to Matthew 24:35 where Jesus said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away“.

God’s faithfulness should give us hope that leads to faithfulness displayed in our own lives.  2 Timothy 2:13 tells us, “if we are faithless, he remains faithful – for he cannot deny himself”. This reminds us of our own short comings but also reminds us that God never fails. God’s faithfulness should comfort us in knowing he is unchanged and will follow through to keep us till the end.