Faithful is defined as “true to one’s word, promises, vows, etc.” or “reliable, trusted, believed.” We all appreciate someone who is faithful and trustworthy at the end of the day, but often have a hard time finding someone who hasn’t let us down before.
We are often guarded of making new relationships because of trust issues and frankly, because it takes a lot of time to build up a relationship, to build up faithfulness in someone else.
I think because of this very reason we have a hard time believing in a God who is perfectly faithful, every…single…day. We either doubt His faithfulness when we think we have let him down and He will be upset with us, or we just straight up can’t believe someone would be perfectly faithful.
The fact that Jesus lived a perfect life, paid the penalty for our sins and died, and rose again from the grave defeating death and sin in victory should remind us that God is faithful, and we can’t forget that. Sometimes we are too quick to “move on from the Gospel” that we think “yea yea I know what Jesus did…BUT…_______.” Whatever we put in the blank reveals what we think is most important in that moment.
Christian, walk confidently today knowing God is faithful in all circumstances. Not only for your daily provision, but for your salvation and for your eternity. So no matter what you face, remember He is with you and Jesus is better.
Here is what the Bible has to say with scripture on faithfulness:
1 Corinthians 1:9 – God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Proverbs 3:3-4 – Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.
Psalm 100:5 – For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm 31:23 – Love the Lord, all you his saints! The Lord preserves the faithful but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride.
Lamentations 3:22-23 – The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
2 Samuel 22:26 – With the merciful you show yourself merciful; with the blameless man you show yourself blameless.
Psalm 37:28 – For the Lord loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.
Proverbs 2:7-8 – He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints.
Proverbs 14:22 – Do they not go astray who devise evil? Those who devise good meet steadfast love and faithfulness.
Revelation 2:10 – Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.
Revelation 13:10 – If anyone is to be taken captive, to captivity he goes; if anyone is to be slain with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.
Isaiah 54:10 – For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
Psalm 111:7-8 – The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy; they are established forever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
Deuteronomy 7:9 – Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.
1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
2 Thessalonians 3:3 – But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.
Psalm 108:4 – For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.