We cannot calculate or measure the faithfulness of God. God isn’t faithful in the same way men are, he is over faithful and perfect in all his ways. When we say that God is perfect in all his ways, it means that every single thing God does is perfect and perfectly done!
There is no single flaw in God, he doesn’t have emotional issues as we do, he doesn’t go back on his words as we do. God keeps and has kept his promises! When God says “I have loved you with an everlasting love” he means every bit of it! Let’s read in his own words
“I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.” – Jeremiah 31:3 ESV
Do you see that? God is faithful to the last. His faithfulness is not for a season but forever! It is God’s faithfulness that sponsors our faith. The Bible says
“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)” – Hebrews 10:23 KJV
God is faithful and that is more reason why we can hold fast to the profession of our faith. Faith doesn’t get God to do something, faith doesn’t trigger his faithfulness, he is faithful just like that. Our faith is based on what God had done and not to get him to do something.
Jesus who is the express image of God made a striking statement saying “So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.” – John 8:36 NLT
Do you know the meaning of that? Jesus is saying “if I save you, you are truly saved!” God is faithful just like that!
“Do me I do you” is not in God’s character. God’s faithfulness isn’t dependent on your own faithfulness, his love isn’t dependent on your own love. In our unfaithfulness, God is still faithful. Whether you don’t love him that much, he loves you very much. The Bible says “If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.” – 2 Timothy 2:13 NLT
God so loved the world that he gave Jesus! We didn’t have to love God for him to give us Jesus for Jesus died while we were yet sinners. Jesus is everything God has to give and he gave generously because he loved us. However, as we stay in consistent fellowship with the Holy Spirit, our love keeps perfecting. We start to develop a love for God and men.
Loving God is beneficial to you, it makes you walk in his precepts, it makes you yield to him more comfortably and it is for your own good. Yielded or not, it doesn’t change who God is! Being faithful to God is not about him but about you! It makes you access what he has already given.
Unfaithfulness to God may deny you certain things, not because God hasn’t given but because in your unfaithfulness you are denying yourself what God has given! Imagine a God who looked at rebels and said: “I love them, I don’t care what they’ve done but I am going after them!”
God has delivered salvation unto us but until we receive his love we remain unsaved, not because he didn’t keep his own part but because we despised his salvation. Our part is to receive what he has given.
When we confess and personalize God’s word concerning us, we are receiving what God has made available for us. This is why we study the word, to know more and more about God and who we have become in Christ. Our calling into fellowship is as a result of God’s faithfulness. The Bible says
“God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” – 1 Corinthians 1:9 ESV
What is it that you’re believing God for? Were there things the Lord told you and it seems it isn’t forthcoming yet? Relax! God is faithful! You received the Holy Spirit as a seal of your salvation and that is how faithful God is!
I will leave you with this last verse
“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:38-39 ESV
God is forever faithful! Hallelujah!