God is Faithful
“Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations.” ~Deuteronomy 7:9
In the preceding verses in this passage of Scripture, God reminds the Israelites of how they were chosen to be God’s people when they were “the fewest of all people”. God reminds them of how they are supposed to be living a holy and peculiar life, separated unto God, and dead to this world. In verse eight, God reminds them of how they were delivered out of Egypt and the Bible uses this as a springboard to the statement made in verse nine: “Know therefore that the LORD…is…the faithful God.”
For the Christian, I think sometimes we forget how faithful God has been to us. Many times we have gotten away from the Lord, whether it be through lack of prayer, Bible study, or perhaps some sin. However, God has ceased to forget our needs and has always drawn us back to Him once we repented and got right with Him. This is evidence of God’s faithfulness. The same God who delivered the Israelites out of the land of Egypt after 400 years of slavery, is the same God who promises to never leave us nor forsake us. The same God who made a promise to Abraham that his descendants would be as many as the sands of the sea is the same God who died on Calvary’s Cross to save us from our sins.
Today, and every day, may we never cease to forget how faithful God is and has been to us. May we never forget the important truth that “…he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.” God will always be faithful no matter the circumstance. Whether he is faithful in his love for us or in his judgment upon lost sinners who reject Christ, God is faithful all and in all.