God's Care: Reliability (#946)

God’s Care: Reliability (#946)
Good morning! We’re going to continue our series on God’s Care that we’ve been reviewing since the first of the year. Today we’re going to talk about God’s care in the light of His reliability, His faithfulness. We all like things that are reliable. I was talking to somebody the other day that had a rather limited budget to buy a car and we were figuring out how we could find a car that was within budget, but still reliable. Obviously, if you buy a brand new car its reliable. If you buy a used car, you just need to be a little more careful to make sure it has been well maintained and its in good shape. And we all have things that are like that: if we have home repairs done, if we buy a home appliance, if we buy a phone or a computer, or anything; we want one that’s reliable. And the same thing working with people. Sometimes people are very reliable and come through for you; other times they make a lot of promises and never do anything. And we’re all used to that. Ourselves; none of us are perfect. We all have great intentions to do good things and often we follow through, and often something gets in the way and we don’t follow-through. That’s just the way of life. But God is not like that. He is always reliable. He is always faithful. He always comes through for us. And that is part of His care for us. ‘Cause we know that He cares for us and we know that that care is reliable. It’s not sort of fickle, and one day He cares for you and the next day He doesn’t want to bother, so you’re on your own. Our heavenly father, our God, is not like that; He always comes through. So let’s start in the book of Deuteronomy chapter seven…
As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20180624.  All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
Deut. 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
Psalm 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
Lam. 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 Cor. 10:13                 God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able
II Thes. 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’s Care: Reliability (#946)

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