God is Faithful (#972)

God is Faithful (#972)
God bless you wonderful saints. Today we’re going to read about how faithful God is. This is something we do every year, and it is a great topic and every time we read it, we see something new, it hits us a little differently because different things are going on in our lives. And there are so many thing in life that are fickle and change; it’s nice that God is faithful. And we know it all the time: every time you turn on the news, you find world affairs are changing, things you used to rely on in the financial markets or in the political sphere are all of the sudden all different. People that you’ve come to rely on all of the sudden get busy and have no time for you, or move away or get mad at one little thing you said or did, and things change in the world. But then when you find a person, or a situation, or an organization, or even a piece of equipment like a toaster, or a car, that doesn’t break down on you, you go: “hallelujah, that thing still works!” So we love it when things are consistent and keep working. And, many things in the world are ultimately all going to change. It may surprise you to know that right around the year 1900, one of the companies in the Dow Jones index of thirty industrial companies made buggy whips. Well, they’re out of business now. There was also a time in New York City shortly before that where their biggest problem was how to deal with all the horse manure. There were so many horse-driven carriages that they couldn’t dispose of the horse manure quickly enough. And that went away. These are just a few silly examples of how things change in life. But there’s one thing for sure that will always stay the same and that is God’s faithfulness to us. He will never let down, He will never leave us. I will try to be a good brother and friend in Christ to you and I hope I am, but I’m not perfect. And, I can’t promise I’ll always do the best job and I’ll always be there when you need me; I will try. But God is better than me. He can do much, much, much more for you and He is much, much, much more reliable than I am. So as much as I will try to be a faithful, reliable friend, brother in Christ; I may or may not succeed. But God always will. And that is why we love each other and prayer for each other, we work together, we thank God for having bothers and sisters in Christ that love us, and we do all we can to help them. But at the end of the day, we realize the faithful one we can always count on is God. So, we’re going to have a wonderful, wonderful time today reading these scriptures and we’ve read many of them before, but they will simply be a wonderful, wonderful reminder of how faithful God is and that God wants us to do, He wants us not just to intellectually be aware of what His word says, but He wants it to be actively in our minds. I mean, think about the difference of the football player who once read a playbook ten years ago and knew there was a certain play and the one that is on the field who is actively thinking that I’m going to run down ten yards and then cut to the right and then turn around and catch the pass. It’s a lot better to be actively aware of it then to just to intellectually know it is in the playbook. That doesn’t help when you are on the field, you have to be actively be thinking. Well, that is the same with God’s word, that is why we read many of these same scriptures every year because they have to be actively in our minds day by day, not just something: oh yeah, I know that verse is in Deuteronomy, I read in five years ago. That’s good you know that, but you need to be actively thinking about it when you get in certain difficult situations, then you actively need to be aware of it just like that football player has to actively know what the play is and run accordingly. So Deuteronomy chapter seven, if you please…

As taught by Bruce Mahone 2019070714.  All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
Deuteronomy 7:7-9        The LORD God is the faithful God
I Kings 17:1-16                 The ravens, then the barrel of meal fed Elijah.
Psalms  36:5-9                  Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds
Psalms 92:1-5                   To show forth thy faithfulness every night
Psalms 108:1-6                 Your mercy (steadfast love, lovingkindness) is great above (higher than) the heavens and thy truth (faithfulness) reaches to the clouds (skies) (vs. 4)
Psalms 119:86                   All thy commandments are faithful
Psalms 119:90                   Thy faithfulness is unto all generations
Psalms 119:138                 Thy testimonies are very faithful
Lamentations 3:22-23      Great is thy faithfulness
Romans 8:35-39                Nothing can separate us from the love of God
Romans 12:10-14              Patient in mental pressure, continuing instant [steadfastly, faithful, persevering, be constant] in prayer (vs. 12)
I Corinthians 10:13           God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able
II Thessalonians 3:3          The Lord is faithful, who will stablish you and keep you from evil
II Timothy 4:16-18             The Lord stood with me, and strengthened me
Titus 1:9                              Holding fast the faithful word
God is Faithful (#972)

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