THE Faithful God


The Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God.  (Deuteronomy 7:9)

 

We talk a lot about a faithful God. We sing songs about God’s faithfulness; about how much he is a faithful, reliable, unchangeable God.  We ought to sing about the fact that he is THE faithful God.  Saying he is “a” faithful God suggests he is one among many faithful Gods. But the word of God clearly says, “he is THE”…in other words…there is no other faithful God; he is the one and only faithful God.

 

People will try to convince us that carved statues and ornaments bring them peace, and healing, comfort and safety…but they are not living gods, so they cannot in any way be helpful, let alone be faithful to us. The world would like us to believe that the only thing we need in life to be happy and secure is money, and that [that god] will sustain us. It is obvious in today’s economy, that money comes and goes; quickly. Sure, having money can make us happy, but it will not keep us happy.  We make people out to be gods when we relentlessly seek their affection and devote our time and energy to serving them. People are unreliable, insincere, disloyal and selfish. Food becomes a god when we over indulge and lose control. Food lasts only as long as we can taste it. After that, we have to go searching for something more to satisfy our appetite. Lastly, we make ourselves gods when we choose to believe that we perfect and untouchable. Human nature is imperfect and thus, unreliable and unfaithful (Proverbs 20: 6 … a faithful person, who can find?). Without God, we are powerless and defenseless.  We cannot save ourselves and believing we can is only living in denial and deception (I John 1:8).

 

None of these things will ever be good enough, strong enough, or last long enough to satisfy human nature, but God is sufficient in all ways, in all things, at all times. He never changes, his faithfulness continues through all generations, Psalm 100: 5. Hebrews 13:8 confirms that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

 

There is none like the Lord of Lords, the one true, faithful God!

 

Be good, be careful, and be a blessing to someone today!

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