The Love and Faithfulness God
Two of the continuing, never ending, always abounding attributes of God are His love and His faithfulness. How could we serve a God who is anything less than infinite at both? God is the source of love, an eternal essence of God’s character. The greatest expression of His love to us is the cross on which Jesus died on. “John 3:16 shows us a great fountain of this love,” states English Puritan Richard Baxter, “the blood of the Son of God has purchased it: the faithfulness and truth of God are engaged to make the promise good.”
Faithfulness is the attribute that shows an adherence to promises, they are given with a strong assurance. He is faithful in all things, in all areas of life, in all things pertaining to us. God is faithful states the scriptures in (1 Cor. 1:9), as He who calls you and will sanctify entirely, that your spirit, and soul, and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, (1 Thess. 5:23,24), and He is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one (2 Thess. 3:3).
Men and women may forget you, but Jesus never will, “If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself” (2 Tim. 2:13). There are many promises in the Bible that surely show His love and His faithfulness to us. Isaiah 49:15, “Can a woman forget her nursing child, and have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you.” Isaiah 46:3-4, “You have been borne by Me from birth, and have been carried from the womb. Even to your old age I shall be the same. And even to your graying years I will bear you!” Hebrews13:5, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” In the Greek translation, five times it says no, not, or never in that one verse. And in John 10:28, “He has given them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of My hand.”
G.Campbell Morgan says, “Remember that the Teacher of teachers is ever with you. Ruthlessly sweep on one side all interests and persons that would come between you and your Lord. Never forget your Lord’s love, His nearness, His interest, His power. So live your life as a Christian, that if the Christ should fail, you would forthright be bankrupt. He will not fail, and you will never be bankrupt.” Be intellectually and emotionally staggered by the grandeur of God. All the omnipotence of the mighty One is always for you! 1Pet.1:5, “We are protected by the power of God, through faith, for a salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time.” And remember always Philippians1:6, “We are confident that He who began a good work in us, will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
Elder Randy Slak