Rest in God’s faithfulness. We can only be faithful to the One who is truly faithful. Value faithfulness not results. God looks for faithfulness. Therefore, discover what God wants you to do and be faithful in little things.
“Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.” …. Deuteronomy 7:9
Faithfulness is a continuous, unrelenting devotion to a faithful God.
- Our faithfulness is anchored upon a faithful God. Our life is built upon the trustworthiness of God. Without that, there can be no basis for faithfulness.
- We cannot be faithful to someone that is fickle and disloyal. There will be no ground for faith and faithfulness.
We can be faithful today because we know of a God who is absolutely faithful.
- His faithfulness is the reason we can be faithful today.
- REST IN GOD’S FAITHFULNESS
God is fully dependable. God is fully trustworthy. That must be a conviction.
- You cannot possibly be faithful to someone I distrust. If I allow unbelief or doubt to take root in my heart, faith in God will diminish and so goes faithfulness.
- Feed on God’s Word and build up your faith. Look at God’s works and remind yourself of His goodness.
Faithfulness of God is greatly celebrated in the Bible, especially the Psalms.
- Ps 145:13 “The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.”
- Ps 57:10 “For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
- Ps 100:5 “For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”
“Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of His purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, He confirmed it with an oath.
18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged.
19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”
- His PURPOSE is sure. God’s will does not change; it need not because it’s perfect. If He needs to make corrections to His plan, then He cannot be all-wise and all-knowing.
- His PROMISE (oath) is sure. When He speaks, it is eternal. “You can have MY WORD!” He says.
- God’s PURPOSE and PROMISE, God’s WILL and WORD will not change.
It is very clear from the Scriptures that God is looking for faithful men.
God told NOAH to build an ark according to detailed specifications, and it took Noah more than 100 years to build that ark on completely dry land.
- It takes faith in God and faithfulness to God. Noah has never seen rain and there were no signs of it coming, for a long time. People mocked him, but rain did come.
- When the Bible mentioned MOSES in Heb 3:5 “Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house, testifying to what would be said in the future.”
JEREMIAH prophesied and preached to the same people for about 40 years.
- Very few people listened to him, but he continued to do what God had told him to do and say what God had told him to say.
- In our modern time, we can easily conclude that he was failure. But success in the world’s view may not be the same success as defined by the Scripture.
God wants our faithfulness, not our success.
- We are not responsible for the results; we are responsible for our faithfulness
Rev David Rex Orgen