God's Faithful(ness)

Updated: May 17

Faithful(ness):

According to dictionary.com, faithfulness means true to one's word, promises, vows; steady in allegiance or affection; loyal; reliable, trusted, or believed*


In Hebrew, the word for faithfulness is emuwnah. Emuwnah means faithfulness, truth, faithfully, office, faithful, faith, stability, steady, truly, and verily. The biblical usage for emuwnah is firmness, fidelity, steadfastness, and steadiness.*


God is faithful and His Word is true. He is faithful to fulfill His promises. He has kept every covenant and promise He has declared and/or made. He never forgets what He has promised. In fact, accounts of covenants between God and His people can be found approximately 277 times in the Bible.*



How many times does the word faithfulness appear all together (in general - referencing God and others) in the bible?

ESV - 76 times

NIV - 68 times

NLT - 48 times

KJV - 19 times

NKJV - 27 times

Scriptures showing God's Faithfulness:

  • Genesis 24:27 (ESV) and said, “Blessed be the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his steadfast love and his faithfulness toward my master. As for me, the LORD has led me in the way to the house of my master's kingsmen.

  • Exodus 34:4 (ESV) The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, "The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

  • Deuteronomy 7:9 (ESV) says “Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments."

  • Deuteronomy 32:4 (ESV) "The Rock, his work is perfect, for all His ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is He.

  • 2 Samuel 2:6 (ESV)Now may the Lord show steadfast love and faithfulness to you. And I will do good to you because you have done this thing.

  • 2 Samuel 15:20 (ESV) You came only yesterday, and shall I today make you wander about with us, since I go I know not where? Go back and take your brothers with you, and may the Lord show steadfast love and faithfulness to you."

  • Psalm 25:10 (ESV) All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

  • Psalm 26:3 (ESV) For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in your faithfulness.

  • Psalm 33:4 (ESV) For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.

  • Psalm 36:5 (ESV) Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness tot the clouds.

  • Psalm 40:11 (ESV) As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain your mercy from me; your steadfast love and your faithfulness will ever preserve me!

  • Psalm 54:5 (ESV) He will return the evil to my enemies; in your faithfulness put an end to them.

  • Psalm 57:3 (ESV) He will send from heaven and save me; he will put to shame him who tramples on me. Selah God will send out his steadfast love and faithfulness!

  • Psalm 57:10 (ESV) For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.

  • Psalm 61:7 (ESV) May he be enthroned forever before God; appoint steadfast love and faithfulness to watch over him!

  • Psalm 69:3 (ESV) But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord at an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.

  • Psalm 71:22 (ESV) I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God, I will sing praises to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.

  • Psalm 86:16 (ESV) But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

  • Psalm 89:1-2 (ESV) A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. For I said, "Steadfast love will be built up forever; in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness."

  • Psalm 89:5 (ESV) Let the heavens praise your wonders, O Lord, you faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones!

  • Psalm 89:14 (ESV) Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.

  • Psalm 89:24 (ESV) My faithfulness and my steadfast love shall be with him, and in my name shall his horn be exalted.

  • Psalm 89:33 (ESV) but I will not remove from him my steadfast love or be false to my faithfulness.

  • Psalm 91:4 (ESV) He will cover you with his pinons, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

  • Psalm 92:2 (ESV) to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night

  • Psalm 98:3 (ESV) He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

  • Psalm 100:5 (ESV) For the Lord is good, his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

  • Psalm 108:4 (ESV) For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

  • Psalm 115:1 (ESV) Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!

  • Psalm 117:2 (ESV) For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!

  • Psalm 119:90 (ESV) Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.

  • Psalm 138:2 (ESV) I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.

  • Psalm 143:1 (ESV) A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!

  • Jeremiah 31:3 (ESV) the Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

  • Lamentations 3:23 (ESV) they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

  • Micah 7:20 (ESV) You will show faithfulness to Jacob and steadfast love to Abraham, as you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.

  • Zechariah 8:8 (ESV) and I will bring them to dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in faithfulness and in righteousness.


Reflection:

God's faithfulness is never ending. He is true to His Word. He has not forgotten what He has spoken. He has not forgotten the promises and covenants He has made to us, His people. We often limit God. We put a timeframe or time table on what He has promised to us. We often do not want to wait because of anxiousness, pain, worry, guilt, or struggle. As a result, we give up on God and walk away before we see the promise and faithfulness of God come to pass. We have to keep our eyes fixed on Him and not the circumstances, words being said, actions demonstrated or how high the mountains before us that we come face to face are. God is no respecter of persons, He has the final say. He knows the beginning from the end. Nothing that happens to us is a surprise to Him. He has so much in store for us. We have to come to the end of ourselves and surrender our will to His will. Then and only then will we flourish and be propelled into the life of abundance He has planned for us. We must endure the "journey" to get to the glory/victory!


Prayer:

Abba Father, as it is written, many are the plans in a man's heart, but the Lord establishes their steps (Proverbs 16:9, NLT). Lord, Your word is true, active and alive and sharper than a double-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). We praise You for Your word will not return void (Isaiah 55:11). We thank You Father for Your faithfulness. We praise You that You never leave us nor forsake us. We thank You that are not surprised or moved by the circumstances that are trying to overtake, steal, kill and destroy us (John 10:10). We come to Your altar and we rejoice in praise for Your name's sake. We thank You for all that You are doing on our behalf. We thank You that You are making our crooked places straight. We thank You that You are laying down the foundation before us. You are going before us and behind us. You will not let our enemies laugh or triumph over us. We thank You for Your strength. We thank You for our faithfulness. We thank You that You are guiding and directing our steps (Proverbs 16:9). Cause us to hear Your voice and move in obedience, even if it doesn't make sense in the natural. We rejoice in You Lord. We shout HOSANA and HALLELUJAH for we are walking into our victory now in the name of Jesus. WE EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED! WE EXPECT TO OBTAIN THE UNOBTAINABLE! For You are the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. No weapon formed against us shall prosper. Thank You for we are on the winning team. We will shout of Your goodness. Lord, may YOU receive all the praise, glory and honor. Thank You for Your faithfulness, love, goodness, touch, favor and grace. In Jesus' name. Amen.

31 January 2018





* www.dictionary.com 30 January 2018

* https://www.allaboutgod.com/faithfulness-of-god.htm 30 January 2018

* www.blueletterbible.org 31 January 2018

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