Did He say it? Will He do it? God is Always Faithful

June 10, 2022
If you tell me that God is unfaithful does that make Him unfaithful?
God chose Israel. He blessed them. He promised through an eternal covenant that they would have great privileges even before the coming of the promised Messiah, Jesus Christ. God gave Israel His spoken Word, the living oracles, so that they would not live in darkness like every other nation. God called them in righteousness. He took them by the hand and kept them close. He gave them refuge under His wings. He made them a light to the nations to open the eyes that are blind, to bring from the prison those who sit in darkness (Isaiah 42:6-7). But the majority of Israel turned their back on God and His loving promises. They gave up the blessing of their fathers as they pursued to worship the gods of the other nations that surrounded them. They had no delight in God or His commands.
So, here is the question that is asked, “Does Israel’s unfaithfulness nullify the faithfulness of God” (Romans 3:3)? This same question is asked a billion times every day in different forms. Humanity puts God on trial when He does not meet our expectations or our understanding. When a mass shooter kills 19 children, when a category 5 hurricane devastates communities, when a pandemic paralyzes the world, when gas prices hit $5/gallon or when we just get a flat tire in the driveway, we put God’s faithfulness on trial. We declare that God is not loving, that He does not care, or that He simply does not exist. We become the prosecuting attorney, judge and jury against God declaring that God cannot possibly be good and is absolutely not faithful. So, what is Paul’s answer to the statement, “Israel’s unbelief makes God unfaithful to His people.”
Paul emphatically declares, “Absolutley not! Don't go there!” Paul wants all of mankind to know that if they all gathered together in a courtroom and agreed unanimously that God has been unfaithful to His promises, that that declaration does not make Him unfaithful or just disappear. Paul says that what that declaration actually proves is that all of mankind is just simply liars (Romans 3:3-4). Well, there it is, that is how Paul shuts down the apologetic of an unbelieving world. Paul keeps it simple, he declares that nothing can affect or change the faithfulness of God. Hard stop.
Today, right now, as you are pummeled by what the world thinks of God, do not fall into the world’s trap to get you to question the faithfulness of God! In times of our trials and suffering, there tends to be a voice that calls into question the faithfulness of God. Will God come through? Will God do what He has promised? Will God provide? Will He save? Will He strengthen? Will He hold me fast?

If you ever find yourself questioning or making a statement that seems to doubt God’s faithfulness, you must stop and know that you are going down the wrong path. Our God is faithful to keep what He has promised because He is righteous in His character.
Yes, God will do what He said He would do. God is not a man, that He might lie, or a son of man, that He might change His mind. Does he speak and not act, or promise and not fulfill (Numbers 23:19)? Did He say it? Won’t He do it? Yes! He will! God is faithful or He would not be God. God is faithful in all of your trails and hardships no matter what the unbelieving world says.
Psalm 56:3-4 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?

See you Sunday as we worship our Faithful Lord, Steve

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