“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…” (Deuteronomy 7:9 ESV)
I love this description of God: the faithful God. He keeps covenant; in other words, He can be depended upon.
Life is full of uncertainties, but the faithful God can always be counted on.
“And the Lord gave them rest on every side just as he had sworn to their fathers. Not one of all their enemies had withstood them, for the Lord had given all their enemies into their hands. Not one word of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.” (Joshua 21:44 – 21:45 ESV)
Even when we are less than perfect (and who isn’t), like Israel in Joshua’s day; God is faithful. He will give us victory over all our enemies if we will only give Him a chance.
Give God a chance? What’s that mean?
It means to trust, to believe, to obediently do our part.
Because He is the faithful God.
“Blessed be the Lord who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised. Not one word has failed of all.” (1 Kings 8:56 ESV)
To give God a chance also means to hold fast our confession; to verbalize our faith in our faithful God.
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:23 ESV)
Yes, the One Who makes the promises IS faithful!
He IS the FAITHFUL GOD.