Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Faithfulness of Our God

I had the privilage to teach on the faithfulness of God last night. Here are some nuggets:

"God’s faithfulness means that God will always do what He has said and will fulfill what He has promised" (Grudem).

12 Biblical Truths about God’s Faithfulness:

1. God is faithful in His being. He IS faithful.
Exodus 34:6; Deut. 7:9; Psalm 86:15; Isaiah 49:7; 1 Cor. 1:9; 10:13, 1 Thess. 5:24
2. God’s works are faithful. He is faithful in all things.
Psalm 33:4; 111:7; Isaiah 25:1
3. God is always faithful. He is faithful at all times.
Psalm 100:5; 117:2; 119:90
4. God’s Word is faithful. He is faithful in what He says.
Psalm 145:13
5. Jesus Christ is faithful. He is a faithful Savior.
Hebrews 2:17; 3:6; Revelation 1:5; 3:14; 19:11
6. God’s faithfulness gives us the power to endure in this life.
Hebrews 10:23; Psalm 40:11; 91:4; 2 Thess. 3:3
7. God is faithful to forgive those who confess their sins.
1 John 1:9
8. We should pray for God to show His faithfulness to others.
2 Samuel 2:6; 15:20
9. We should make God’s faithfulness known to others.
Psalm 40:10; 89:1
10. We should praise God for His faithfulness.
Psalm 71:22; Lamentations 3:23
11. God judges the peoples in faithfulness.
Psalm 96:13
12. God afflicts his children in faithfulness.
Psalm 119:75

How Should We Respond to God’s Faithfulness?
1. Knowing God’s faithfulness should cause us to worship, be amazed, and marvel. There is none like Him!
2. Knowing God’s faithfulness should preserve us from worry. He will accomplish His purposes!
3. Knowing God’s faithfulness should decrease our murmurings when things don’t go our way.
4. Knowing God’s faithfulness should increase our confidence in God and cause us to act on His promises (1 Peter 4:19).
5. Knowing God’s faithfulness should remind us of our unfaithfulness. Jesus Christ is a faithful Savior.

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