God's Promises - His Faithfulness
Theme: To gain a better
understanding of God's faithfulness to His promises - your
trust in them-and receiving the blessings of them..
|Introduction: In this Bible Study you will
gain a greater understanding of your Father's faithfulness. When you
realize that he won't fail to keep His promises you will put your
complete confidence in His Word to you.
As you renew your mind to the Scriptures in this lesson, you'll realize that God's Word is trustworthy. Your Heavenly Father will not allow His Word to fail so you can trust Him to receive the promises.
I. How faithful is God to His promises?
What do these Scriptures reveal
about God's character?
Psalm 138:2 in the Living Bible states, "I face your temple as I worship, giving thanks to you for all your loving kindness and your faithfulness, for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name." A promise is only as good as the person who makes it, people are known by what they do.
The word honor means that a man of honor always keeps his promises. In the Living Bible Hebrews 6:17-18 states, "God also bound himself with an oath, so that those he promised to help would be perfectly sure and never need to wonder whether he might change his plans. He has given us both his promise and his oath, two things we can completely count on, for it impossible for God to tell a lie."
Numbers 23:19 tells this great truth again. "God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? (NIV)
Psalm 89:33-34, "Nevertheless, my loving kindness will I not break off from him, nor allow my faithfulness to fail (to lie and be false to him). My covenant will I not break or profane, nor altar the thing that is gone out of my lips (AMP).
Hebrews 10:23, "So let us seize and hold fast and refrain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgment of it, for he who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to his word" (AMP)
The actions this scripture tell you to take concerning your hope in God's promise.
You can hold on to God's promises without hesitating or doubting, and you can confidently confess them to be true in your life because God, who has given you these promises is reliable and trustworthy and faithful to his Word.
What has God promised you?
Psalm 34:4, Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart (AMP).
Do you firmly trust that he will fulfill his promises in your life? Trusting means to have faith, to believe and depend upon. According to the Moffett translation of Hebrews 11:1 "faith" means to be confident of what you ;hope for and convinced of what you cannot see. When you are truly trusting in God's promises, you are confident that what you hope for will become a reality in your life. 2 Corinthians 4:13, "It is written; I believed, therefore have I spoken" With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak.
What are the two parts of faith?
Isaiah 26:3-4, "You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind is stayed upon you, because he commits himself to you, leans on you and hopes confidently in you. So trust in the Lord...commit yourself to him, lean on him, hope confidently in him - forever, for the Lord is an everlasting rock - the rock of ages" (AMP).
You can't think about the problem and the promise at the same time. One will give you peace (God's promise). The other will give you worry and fear (your concern).