There are many traits of God discussed in the Bible. One of His traits is being faithful.
Faithful means true, certain and someone we can trust and hope for. If He is not a faithful God, then what is the use of having faith in Him. We put our trust in Him because He is faithful in all His ways. Deu 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations.
His words before, today and in the future will forever remain to be faithful. And His promise will always be dependable specially to all those who keep their promise to Him.
In the verse above, we notice that the people of Israel made a covenant with the Lord God. God kept His promise to these people and remained faithful to them until such time that these people turned their ways against the Lord. Since God is a faithful God and forever wants to remain faithful with them, He did everything He can to win back His Holy nation. But they refused God’s prophets many many times. They did not obey His calling, and killed all the prophets that were sent to them.
Some of them embraced Him, but again, like a cycle, they turned their ways again away from the Lord and sinned against Him. As much as God wanted to remain faithful with them, like a branch in a tree, they were all cut off from God. Rom 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: Because they lost their faith, they were not able to keep the covenant they made to God.
Did God want this to happen?
He is a faithful God and He never wanted this to happen to His people. But His people chose this path, they made their own choices instead of following God’s will.
After the people of Israel were cut off from God, God gave opportunity to the Gentile people.
This includes us who are not Israel by flesh. We now hold a chance to become part of God’s grace by hearing His words, accepting them, putting our faith in them and being baptized in the church of God.
Paul says, Rom 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; There were some who were broken off from the tree, and wild olive tree were grafted among them to be partakers of the root.
The wild trees are the Gentile people who received God’s grace. They do not belong to God before. They worship different gods and follow what they think is right in their minds and hearts. But when they were enlightened, God allowed them to be partakers of His love, mercy and salvation.
God, indeed is faithful.
He is faithful in many ways we can’t even imagine.
If we embrace God, He will protect us from all kinds of evil. 2Th 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil. But we have to do our part also. God will protect us from all forms of evil if we submit our selves to Him, Jas 4:7 Therefore, submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will run away from you. 2Th 3:3 But the Lord is faithful and will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.
He is a faithful God and He will not let us be tempted beyond our capabilities. 1Co 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is unusual for human beings. But God is faithful, and he will not allow you to be tempted beyond your strength. Instead, along with the temptation he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to endure it.
For sure, He will always help us in everything to be able to stand the test of our faith.
As a true and faithful God, He wants us to dwell with Him forever. Just trust and have faith in Him. 1Th 5:24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do this.