Faithful / Faith

Faithful / Faith

Definition
1. consistent, constant, holds true to one’s promises, loyal.
2. having confidence or placing trust in God and His work.

Insight
Hebrews 11:1 (NIV) defines faith as “being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see. God gave his approval to people in days of old because of their faith.” God asks all men from the very first day of creation to trust Him or have faith in Him. Abraham was known for his great faith in God. Because of his obedient faith, God blessed Him with the title of “father” of the nation that Jesus was born from.

How many women do you know have struggled to bring a child into the world? So many women pray for a baby of their own. Hannah and Sarah were among this crowd, and because of their relentless faith in God’s promises, both were blessed by God with children. Hebrews is full of stories that remind us of great men and women of faith. Paul, the author of Hebrews, set out to encourage and challenge the faith of the Hebrew people. May we be challenged by these same words!

The characteristic of faith that God calls us to is a reflection of Himself: The Faithful God. He is the One who will not only provide a way to have a relationship with Him in Christ Jesus, but God will also provide all that we need for life and worship. As you worship, consider your faith in Him. Consider His faithfulness to you.

“…the believer has something better: faith sweeps away the refuge of lies, and the believer turns to his God, and says, ‘O God, you shall be my refuge.’” –George Whitfield

Our God is Faithful
Your faithfulness reaches to the skies, dear Lord. You are the Faithful One — ever present and ever true! We desire for Your faithfulness to be made known to all generations. We ask that You would increase our faith and that we would depend on You each moment. All glory to You!

Scripture References for Faithful
“A F God who does no wrong, upright and just is he” Deuteronomy 32:4 (NIV)
"Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O LORD, F God" Psalm 31:5 (ESV)
“The works of his hands are F and just” Psalm 111:7 (ESV)
“The LORD is F in all his words and kind in all his works” Psalm 145:13 (ESV)
“they will be my people, and I will be F and righteous to them as their God” Zechariah 8:8 (NIV)
“God is F; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear” 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)
"the Lord is F, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one" 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NASB)
“if we are faithless, He remains F, for He cannot deny himself” 2 Timothy 2:13 (NASB)
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is F” Hebrews 10:23 (ESV)
“If we confess our sins, He is F and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” 1 John 1:9 (NASB)