Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands. Deuteronomy 7:9 NLT
When someone makes you a promise, that promise is based on who he or she is. If that individual has a reputation of being honest and trustworthy, then you will feel confident that the person will deliver on that promise. However, if that promise was made by someone who has a history of being undependable, then you will not have confidence in what they say that they would do.
Moses was addressing the people and he wanted to build their confidence in God. So he told them that God is faithful. One definition for faithful is true to one’s word. How many people do you know who can say that they have kept their word one hundred percent of the time? You can’t even make that claim regarding your interactions with others. People make promises in good faith with all intensions of keeping their word then life happens: there is a problem on your job and the company closes; you are not able to keep that promise. Maybe, you could have promised your child to take him or her to an event then you become sick; promise broken.
God is not like man. He is indeed God; He is true to His word. Moses wanted the people to understand that they were going to possess the land of Canaan just as God promised. God spoke to Abram and told him in Genesis 12:1-2, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation.” Those words were encouraging to the community as they approached the Promised Land.
God kept his promise; He was true to His word. After the death of Moses, God chose Joshua to lead the people over the Jordan. The people crossed over in Joshua chapter 3. They were living the promise that God made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. God cannot change His faithfulness, it is who He is. He is the faithful God. When Solomon dedicated the temple, he gave thanks in 1 Kings 8:56, “Praise the Lord who has given rest to his people Israel, just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the wonderful promises he gave through his servant Moses.” Today, we too, can testify of the faithfulness of God.
Thought for Today: Friend, God is and will always be the faithful God.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.