The Faithfulness of Jesus
Woven in between and through every single 61 Exchange story is a common theme : Faithfulness.
Jesus is faithful. We believe that truth, we cling to that truth, and we have seen that truth play out time and time again. But what is faithfulness? What all does it incapsulate?
Here is the definition of faithful (adverb)/faithfulness (noun) according to Merriam-Webster:
1 full of faith
2 steadfast in affection or allegiance : loyal a faithful friend
3 firm in adherence to promises or in observance of duty : conscientious a faithful employee
4 given with strong assurance : binding a faithful promise
5 true to the facts, to a standard, or to an original a faithful copy
So which definition are we looking at in regards to Jesus and His faithfulness to His creation. Let’s look at (2) and (3) steadfast in affection or allegiance and firm in adherence to promises.
God is steadfast, never changing, always love, always beside us, and He is FIRM in adherence to His promises. What are His promises?
*to love us
*to rescue us when we call on His name
*to those who have entered into relationship to be our guide
*to answer prayer (whether it’s the answer we want or not)
*we have purpose for His glory
*we will enter into eternal life alongside Him when we accept His grace and walk with Him.
And those are just a few; but God’s faithfulness is His firm adherence to do all of the above and so much more no matter our situations or circumstances. No matter where we have been, or where we are right in this very moment.
So let’s look at some scripture ~
Psalm 145:13 “The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.”
1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins He is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
Hebrews 10:23 “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.”
The greatest example of this is in the cross. For centuries God had used prophets in the Old Testament to foretell that a messiah would come and walk on the Earth, die an unjust and brutal death, and rise again in three days and reign overall. Fast forward to the New Testament and you can see all of this unfold as Jesus comes down from heaven as a baby, does ministry until age thirty three, although he lived a perfect life dies on the cross for OUR sins, rises again after three days, and now sits on his throne in heaven in control of it all. That means he saved you, and He is in control of your life no matter where you might find yourself today. He’s got you and He’s ready to carry you through if you surrender to him. That is the faithfulness of God, and it will remain for eternity.
Praise the Lord!
If you want a more in depth breakdown check out this link on Bible Study Tools - http://www.biblestudytools.com/encyclopedias/isbe/faithful-faithfulness.html