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God's Faithfulness & Video | Trust & Faith | Transfer Values | Faithful Plan | Discerning | Reminders | Questions
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Series Introduction| Knowing God | The Revelatory God | Goodness of God | Holiness of God | Power of God | Omnipresent God | Exalted God | Faithfuness of God | Wisdom of God | Mercy of God |Wrath of God | Love of God | Sovereignty of God | Providence of God
Purpose: God’s Faithful Plan shows the many ways God has demonstrated and clarified His great faithfulness.
God’s plans are wrapped up in His great merciful redemptive plan.
“The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Thy faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23).
From Lamentations 3:22-23 we find that God is faithful in exhibiting His love and compassion. God’s faithfulness is said to be great because His commitment to persistently execute His mercy toward us sinners in Christ Jesus is unchangeable.
God’s plans are wrapped up in His great redemptive plan, “They are new every morning.” God’s redemptive plan stands as the most pivotal interweaving through all aspects of our lives. It is the untouchable plan.
God is faithful to His Word. What He reveals, He commits to. All the promises in the past about bringing God’s people into the land of Canaan is true. Today we still see the land Israel, a hallmark of God’s promises in the past and many believe to be a place of God’s mighty working in the future.
God’s comprehensive redemptive plan, a plan above other plans (Ephesians 3:7-11), is accentuated by God’s promises and thus enfolds the many other variables of life. It is the untouchable plan. God, however, is not faithful in just one area but in all areas of our lives.
Faithful to carry out His plan in our lives despite the difficult circumstances we find ourselves in (Phil 1:6,12-14, Num 23:19; 1Sam 15:29; Heb 13:8; Psalm 90:2).
God is faithful as a father is to His children. “Just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children” (1 Thessalonians 2:11).
Faithful to discipline as needed. “Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, that we may share His holiness” (Hebrews 12:9-10).
Faithful to help as needed. “He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark” (Psalm 91:4).
Faithful to enable us to withstand temptation. “No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, that you may be able to endure it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).
God’s faithfulness assures us that what He says will come about, including both His comfort from His ongoing presence as well as fear from His coming judgment.
“Everything about God is great, vast and incomparable. He never forgets, never fails, never falters never forfeits His Word” (A.W. Pink, Attributes of God, p.59).
Though there are many areas of life that God is faithful, such as in giving us air and food, we should not forget this faithfulness to His compassion. This perhaps is the most significant as it is the most needed and unlikely.
While general care for His creatures can be observed, it is precisely our rebellious, hardened, sullied hearts that beg for change from His compassion. We remember very clearly the time God told Moses to get out of the way because He wants to destroy the unthankful and idolatrous Israelites.
As we study God’s faithfulness, our hearts will be encouraged. God is faithful to His person and plan. Unlike humans, God does not change His plans for His wisdom has enabled Him to perfectly see all the implications of His plan including His patient treatment of us sinners.
Scriptures typically quoted from the New American Standard Bible unless noted:
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