Summary: How to draw comfort from the faithfulness of our Great God during our fight of faith
Foundational Text: Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
I believe the Lord has stirred me up this morning, to stir you up this morning, concerning His Faithfulness!!! There is an ingredient to our faith walk that needs to have more teaching, and time spent in the Word of God, that without our faith if entered into at all, will be weak and feeble without. That is more time meditating on the faithfulness of our God. So where do you suppose we will need to go to establish God’s faithfulness? Our circumstances, current situations, and past failure or even victories, will not produce within us the understanding of the faithfulness of our Great God! This means that we can’t go to even our own life experiences, as good or as bad as they might be to determine the faithfulness of God. However, we must go to the best source concerning our God, and that is His love letter to us.
I. Know the Faithful God
Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
A. Know is the Hebrew word Yada, A verb meaning to know, to learn, to perceive, to discern, to experience, to confess, to consider, to know people relationally, to know how, to be skillful, to be made known, to make oneself known, to make to know.
1. We are told here to perceive, to discern, to experience, to confess that our God is the faithful God!
2. This means little to us if we do not understand the word used here for faithful.
B. Faithful = H539 ’âman A primitive root; properly to build up or support; to foster as a parent or nurse; figuratively to render (or be) firm or faithful, to trust or believe, to be permanent or quiet; morally to be true or certain; once (in Isa_30:21; by interchange for H541) to go to the right hand: - hence assurance, believe, bring up, establish, + fail, be faithful (of long continuance, stedfast, sure, surely, trusty, verified), nurse, (-ing father), (put), trust, turn to the right.
A verb meaning to be firm, to build up, to support, to nurture, or to establish. The primary meaning is that of providing stability and confidence, like a baby would find in the arms of a parent. It is used to signify support of a pillar. a secure nail that finds a solid place to grip
Isa 22:23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father’s house.
1. Webster defines as: Firmly adhering to duty; of true fidelity; loyal; true to allegiance; as a faithful subject. Observant of compact, treaties, contracts, vows or other engagements; true to one’s word. True; exact; in conformity to the letter and spirit; as a faithful execution of a will. Constant; not fickle; as a faithful lover or friend.
II. Faithfulness Compels Him to Keep Covenant and Mercy
A. We will struggle in our faith concerning any promise of God until we make a blood washed decision to consider Him Faithful.