Five Characteristics Of God: Faithfulness, Goodness, Merciful, Gracious And Love
God Is Faithful
Deuteronomy 7:9, Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments.
Psalm 89:1, I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make Your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever…
Psalm 31:5, Into Your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.
John 14:6, Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
John 17:3, Now this is eternal life: that they know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.
Titus 1:1, Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ to further the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness— 2 in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time…
This week, I want to share with you five biblical characteristics of God to help you know Him better. The first one is God is FAITHFUL. That word faithful means to be true to one’s word, promises or vows, and being completely reliable or trustworthy. Those all accurately describe the God of the Bible. The book of Deuteronomy encourages us to, “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments” (Deuteronomy 7:9).
As we unpack that one verse, we are told to know God better because He is a faithful God who keeps His covenant and is completely reliable to a thousand generations. That phrase “a thousand generations” is a Hebrew idiom that means God was faithful, He is faithful and will always be faithful. So, don’t ever forget that even though we live in an unreliable world where people break their promises, God, and God, alone is always faithful.
Think about it…and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D