One of the most comforting and assuring attributes of God is His faithfulness. The Psalmist declared that God’s faithfulness reaches unto the clouds (Psalm 36:5)! Nothing in the character of God is shady or to be held in doubt. The Scriptures simply declare that God is faithful (1 Corinthians 1:9, 10:13).
What are the practical implications of the fact that God is faithful? It means that He keeps His word. The character of God is reflected in His Word, and in His Word He has declared that all things are working together for good for those who love Him and are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). It also means that because God is faithful, He cannot lie (Numbers 23:19; Titus 1:2). We can be absolutely sure that whatever God says in His Word, He will bring to pass. All of His promises are true (2 Corinthians 1:20), all of His prophecies will come to pass (Revelation 1:1).
The Scriptures assure us that God’s faithfulness towards His children is great (Lamentations 3:22,23). Whenever we partake of The Lord’s Supper and we look at the elements representing the body and blood of Christ, we think of the words that Jesus spoke to His disciples in the upper room, “Remember Me” (1 Corinthians 11:24,25). Not only do we remember the cost of grace in the sacrifice of Jesus (Ephesians 1:7, 2:7), but we remember the faithfulness of God in bringing Christ into this world, just as He promised He would long ago (Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14).
Beloved, never doubt the faithfulness of God, for in essence that is calling Him a liar. Difficult times and crushing situations can overwhelm us. Hard times come to all of us (Psalm 60:3). However, it is important for us to remember that the atonement of Christ does not immediately erase all of the effects and consequences of sin. That day is coming (Revelation 21:3-5)! As we take the bread and the cup this morning, may we take them in complete confidence in God’s promise of eternal life through faith in Christ (1 John 2:25). Apart from faith in Christ, we have no hope of coming to The Father (John 14:6).
Reader, do you have that hope this morning (Colossians 1:27; Titus 3:7)? Have you come to know The Living Christ as your portion (Lamentations 3:24)? Trust Him today, for He is faithful to save you and keep you from falling (Jude 24,25).