The Faithfulness Of GOD

Unfaithfulness Is One of the most outstanding sins of these evil days. In the business world, a man’s word is, with rare exceptions, no longer his bond. In the social world, marital infidelity abounds on every hand, the sacred bonds of wedlock are broken with as little regard as discarding an old garment. In the ecclesiastical realm, thousands who have solemnly covenanted to preach the truth have no scruples about attacking and denying it. Nor can reader or writer claim complete immunity from this fearful sin. How many ways have we been unfaithful to CHRIST, and to the light and privileges which GOD has entrusted to us! How refreshing, then, and how blessed, to lift our eyes above this scene of ruin, and behold ONE who is faithful, faithful in all things, at all times.

"Know therefore that the LORD thy GOD, HE is GOD, the Faithful GOD" (Deut. 7:9). This quality is essential to HIS being, without it HE would not be GOD. For GOD to be unfaithful would be to act contrary to HIS nature, which is impossible. "If we believe not, yet he abideth Faithful; HE cannot deny HIMSELF’ (2 Tim. 2:13). Faithfulness is one of the glorious perfections of HIS being. HE is clothed with it: "O LORD GOD of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto THEE? or to THY Faithfulness round about thee?" (Ps. 89:8). So too when GOD became incarnate it was said, "Righteousness shall be the girdle of HIS loins, and Faithfulness the girdle of HIS reins" (Isa. 11:5).

What a word in Psalm 36:5, "Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and THY Faithfulness unto the clouds." Far above all finite comprehension is the unchanging Faithfulness of GOD. Everything about GOD is great, vast, imcomparable. HE never forgets, never fails, never falters, never forfeits HIS word. To every declaration of promise or prophecy The LORD has exactly adhered; every engagement of covenant or threatening HE will make good, for "GOD is not a man, that HE should lie; neither the son of man, that HE should repent: hath HE said, and shall HE not do it? or hath HE spoken, and shall HE not make it good?" (Num. 23:19). Therefore does the believer exclaim, "HIS compassions fail not, they are new every morning: great is THY Faithfulness" (Lam. 3:22-33).

Scripture abounds in illustrations of GOD'S Faithfulness. More than 4,000 years ago HE said, "While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease" (Gen. 8:22). Every year furnishes a fresh witness to GOD'S fulfillment of this promise. In Genesis 15 JEHOVA declared unto Abraham, "thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them . . . But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again" (vv. 13-16). Centuries ran their weary course. Abraham’s descendants groaned amid the brickkilns of Egypt. Had GOD forgotten HIS promise? No, indeed. Exodus 12:41, "And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt." Through Isaiah the LORD declared, "Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a SON, and shall call HIS Name IMMANUEL" (Isa. 7:14). Again centuries passed, but "When the fullness of the time was come, GOD sent forth HIS SON, made of a woman" (Gal. 4:4).

GOD is true. HIS Word of promise is sure. In all HIS relations with HIS people GOD is Faithful. HE may be safely relied upon. No one ever yet really trusted HIM in vain. We find this precious truth expressed almost everywhere in the Scriptures, for HIS people need to know that Faithfulness is an essential part of the divine character. This is the basis of our confidence in HIM. But it is one thing to accept the Faithfulness of GOD as a divine truth, it is quite another to act upon it. GOD has given us many "exceeding great and precious promises," but are we really counting on HIS fulfillment of them? Do we actually expect HIM to do for us all that HE has said? Are we resting with implicit assurance on these words, "HE is Faithful that promised" (Heb. 10:23).

There are seasons in the lives of all when it is not easy, not even for Christians, to believe that GOD is Faithful. Our faith is sorely tried, our eyes dimmed with tears, and we can no longer trace the outworking of HIS Love. Our ears are distracted with the noises of the world, harassed by the atheistic whisperings of Satan, and we can no longer hear the sweet accents of HIS still small voice. Cherished plans have been thwarted, friends on whom we relied have failed us, a professed brother or sister in CHRIST has betrayed us. We are staggered. We sought to be Faithful to GOD, and now a dark cloud hides HIM from us.  We find it difficult, yes, impossible, for carnal reasons to harmonize HIS frowning providence with HIS gracious promises. Ah, faltering soul, seek grace to heed Isaiah 50:10, "Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of HIS servant, that walketh in darkness and hath no light? let him trust in the name of The LORD, and stay upon his GOD."

When you are tempted to doubt the Faithfulness of GOD, cry out, "Get thee hence, Satan." Though you cannot now harmonize GOD'S mysterious dealings with the avowals of HIS Love, wait on HIM for more light. In HIS own good time HE will make it plain to you. "What I do thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know hereafter" (John 13:7). The sequel will demonstrate that GOD has neither forsaken nor deceived HIS child. "And therefore will the LORD wait that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for The LORD is a GOD of Judgment: blessed are all they that wait for HIM" (Isa. 30:18).

"Judge not the LORD by feeble sense,
But trust HIM for HIS Grace,
Behind a frowning providence
HE hides a smiling face.
Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take,
The clouds ye so much dread,
Are rich with mercy, and shall break
In blessing o’er your head."

"Thy testimonies which thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful" (Ps. 119:138). GOD has not only told us the best, but also HE has not withheld the worst. HE has Faithfully described the ruin which the fall effected; HE has faithfully diagnosed the terrible state which sin produced; HE has Faithfully made known HIS inveterate hatred of evil, and that HE must punish the same; HE has Faithfully warned us that HE is "a consuming fire" (Heb. 12:29). Not only does HIS Word abound in illustrations of HIS fidelity in fulfilling HIS promises, but also it records numerous examples of HIS Faithfulness in making good HIS threatenings. Every stage of Israel’s history exemplifies that solemn fact. So it was with individuals: Pharaoh, Korah, Achan, and a host of others are many proofs. Thus it will be with you. Unless you have fled, or flee, to CHRIST for refuge, the everlasting burning of the lake of fire will be your certain portion. GOD is Faithful.

GOD is Faithful in preserving HIS people. "GOD is Faithful, by whom ye are called unto the fellowship of HIS SON" (1 Cor. 1:9). In the previous verse a promise was made that GOD would confirm unto the end HIS own people. The apostle’s confidence in the absolute security of believers was founded not on the strength of their resolutions or ability to persevere, but on the veracity of the ONE who cannot lie. Since GOD has promised to HIS SON a certain people for HIS inheritance, to deliver them from sin and condemnation, and to become the participants of eternal life in glory, it is certain that HE will not allow any of them to perish.

GOD is Faithful in disciplining HIS people. HE is Faithful in what HE withholds, no less than in what HE gives. HE is faithful in sending sorrow as well as in giving joy. The Faithfulness of GOD is a truth to be confessed by us not only when we are at ease, but also when we are smarting under the sharpest rebuke. Nor must this confession be merely of our mouths, but of our hearts also. When GOD smites us with the rod of chastisement, it is faithfulness which wields it. To acknowledge this means that we humble ourselves before Him, own that we fully deserve His correction; and instead of murmuring, thank Him for it. GOD never afflicts without a reason: "For this cause many are weak and sickly among you" (1 Cor. 11:30), illustrates this principle. When HIS rod falls on us let us say with Daniel, "O LORD, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces"

(Dan. 9:7)."I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me" (Ps. 119:75). Trouble and affliction are not only consistent with GOD'S Love pledged in the everlasting covenant, but also they are parts of the administration of the same. GOD is not only Faithful, notwithstanding afflictions, but Faithful in sending them. "Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes: MY Loving Kindness will I not utterly take from him nor suffer MY Faithfulness to fail" (Ps. 89:32-33). Chastening is not only reconcilable with GOD'S Lovingkindness, but also it is the effect and expression of it. It would quiet the minds of GOD'S people if they would remember that HIS covenant Love binds HIM to lay on them seasonable correction. Afflictions are necessary for us: "In their affliction they will seek me early" (Hosea 5:15).

 

GOD is faithful in glorifying HIS people. "Faithful is HE which calleth you, who also will do" (1 Thess. 5:24). The immediate reference here is to saints being "preserved blameless unto the coming of our LORD JESUS CHRIST." GOD treats us not on the ground of our merits (for we have none), but for HIS own great name’s sake. GOD is constant to HIMSELF and to HIS own purpose of Grace "whom HE called . . . them HE also glorified" (Rom. 8:30). GOD gives a full demonstration of the constancy of HIS everlasting goodness toward HIS elect by effectually calling them out of darkness into HIS marvelous light. This should fully assure them of the certain continuance of it. "The foundation of GOD standeth sure" (2 Tim. 2:19). Paul rested on the Faithfulness of GOD when he said, "I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day" (2 Tim. 1:12).

Apprehension of this blessed truth will preserve us from worry. To be full of care, to view our situation with dark forebodings, to anticipate the morrow with sad anxiety, is to reflect upon the Faithfulness of GOD. HE who has cared for HIS child through all the years, will not forsake him in old age. HE who has heard your prayers in the past, will not refuse to supply your need in the present emergency. Rest on Job 5:19, "HE shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall be no evil touch thee."

Apprehension of this truth will check our murmurings. The LORD knows what is best for each of us. One effect of resting on this truth will be to silence our petulant complainings. GOD is greatly honored when, under trial and chastening, we have good thoughts of Him, vindicate HIS Wisdom and Justice, and recognize HIS Love in HIS rebukes.

Apprehension of this truth will breed increasing confidence in GOD. "Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of GOD commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a Faithful CREATOR" (1 Pet. 4:19). The sooner we trustfully resign ourselves, and all our affairs into GOD'S hands, fully persuaded of HIS Love and Faithfulness, the sooner we will be satisfied with HIS providences and realize that "HE doeth all things well."   "By AW Pink The Attributes Of GOD"

    -Scripture-

Genesis 9:16- When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between GOD and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.

Genesis 28:15- Behold, I AM with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.

Leviticus 26:44.45- Yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not spurn them, neither will I abhor them so as to destroy them utterly and break MY covenant with them, for I AM The LORD their GOD.  But I will for their sake remember the covenant with their forefathers, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their GOD: I AM The LORD.

Deuteronomy 4:31- For the LORD your GOD is a merciful God. He will not leave you or destroy you or forget the covenant with your fathers that he swore to them.

Deuteronomy 32:4- The Rock, HIS work is perfect, for all HIS ways are Justice. A GOD of Faithfulness and without iniquity, Just and Upright is HE.

Judges 2:1- Now the angel of the LORD went up from Gilgal to Bochim. And he said, "I brought you up from Egypt and brought you into the land that I swore to give to your fathers. I said, 'I will never break MY covenant with you.

1 Samuel 12:22- For the LORD will not forsake HIS people, for HIS great Name's sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you a people for HIMSELF.

Psalm 25:10- All the paths of the LORD are steadfast Love and Faithfulness, for those who keep HIS covenant and HIS testimonies.

Psalm 100:5- For The LORD is Good; HIS steadfast Love endures forever, and HIS Faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 143:1-  A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my pleas for Mercy! In YOUR Faithfulness answer me, in YOUR Righteousness

Isaiah 42:16- And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.

Isaiah 44:21- Remember these things, O Jacob, and Israel, for you are MY servant; I formed you; you are MY servant; O Israel, you will not be forgotten by ME.

Isaiah 49:7- Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, [and] HIS Holy ONE, to HIM whom man despiseth, to HIM whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is Faithful, [and] the Holy ONE of Israel, and HE shall choose thee.

Isaiah 49:14-16-  But Zion said, "The LORD has forsaken me; my LORD has forgotten me."  "Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb?  Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.  Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of MY hands; your walls are continually before ME.

Isaiah 61:8- For I the LORD love justice; I hate robbery and wrong; I will Faithfully give them their recompense, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

Jeremiah 29:10-  "For thus says The LORD: When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will visit you, and I will fulfill to you MY promise and bring you back to this place.

Jeremiah 31:36-37-  "If this fixed order departs from before ME,, declares The LORD, then shall the offspring of Israel cease from being a nation before ME forever."  Thus says The LORD: "If the heavens above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth below can be explored, then I will cast off all the offspring of Israel for all that they have done, declares The LORD."

Jeremiah 32:40-  I will rejoice in doing them good, and I will plant them in this land in Faithfulness, with all MY heart and all MY soul.

Jeremiah 33:14,20-21,25-26-  "Behold, the days are coming, declares The LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah.  "Thus says The LORD: If you can break MY covenant with the day and MY covenant with The night, so that day and night will not come at their appointed time, then also MY covenant with David MY servant may be broken, so that he shall not have a son to reign on his throne, and my covenant with the Levitical priests my ministers.
     Thus says the LORD: If I have not established MY covenant with day and night and the fixed order of heaven and earth, then I will reject the offspring of Jacob and David MY servant and will not choose one of his offspring to rule over the offspring of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. For I will restore their fortunes and will have mercy on them."

Lamentations 3:22,23- .The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his Mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is YOUR Faithfulness.

Ezekiel 16:60-  yet I will remember MY covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish for you an everlasting covenant.

Hosea 2:19-20-  And I will betroth you to ME forever. I will betroth you to ME in Righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy.  I will betroth you to ME in Faithfulness. And you shall know the LORD.

Romans 3:3-4-  What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the Faithfulness of God?  By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written, "That YOU may be justified in your words, and prevail when you are judged."

Hebrews 6:10-,13-19-  For GOD is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.  For when GOD made a promise to Abraham, since HE had no one greater by whom to swear, HE swore by himself, saying, "Surely I will bless you and multiply you."  And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise.  For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation.  So when GOD desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of HIS purpose, HE guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for GOD to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.  We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,

    -Confidence In-
Numbers 23:19-  GOD is not man, that HE should lie, or a son of man, that HE should change HIS mind. Has HE said, and will HE not do it? Or has HE spoken, and will HE not fulfill it?

Deuteronomy 32:4-  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 7:28-  And now, O Lord GOD, YOU are GOD, and YOUR words are true, and YOU have promised this good thing to YOUR servant.

1 Chronicles 28:20-  Then David said to Solomon his son, "Be strong and courageous and do it. Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed, for The LORD GOD, even my GOD, is with you. HE will not leave you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of The LORD is finished.

Nehemiah 1:5-  And I said, "O LORD God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments,

Psalm 36:5-  YOUR steadfast Love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, YOUR Faithfulness to the clouds.

Psalm 40:10-  I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart; I have spoken of YOUR Faithfulness and YOUR salvation; I have not concealed YOUR steadfast Love and YOU Faithfulness from the great congregation.

Palm 89:1-2,5,8-  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."  Let the heavens praise YOUR wonders, O LORD, YOUR Faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones!  O LORD GOD of hosts, who is Mighty as YOU are, O LORD, with YOUR Faithfulness all around you?

Psalm 89:14,24,28,33,34-  Righteousness and Justice are the foundation of YOUR Throne; steadfast Love and Faithfulness go before YOU.  MY Faithfulness and MY steadfast Love shall be with him, and in MY Name shall his horn be exalted.  MY steadfast Love I will keep for him forever, and MY covenant will stand firm for him.  but I will not remove from him MY steadfast Love or be false to MY Faithfulness.  I will not violate MY covenant or alter the word that went forth from MY lips.

Psalm 92:1-2,15-  A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath. It is good to give thanks to The LORD, to sing praises to YOUR Name, O MOST HIGH;  to declare YOUR steadfast Love in the morning, and YOUR Faithfulness by night, to declare that The LORD is upright; HE is my Rock, and there is no unrighteousness in HIM.

Psalm 94:14-  For The LORD will not forsake HIS people; HE will not abandon HIS heritage;

Psalm 105:8,42-  HE remembers HIS covenant forever, the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,  For HE remembered HIS Holy promise, and Abraham, HIS servant.

Psalm 111:5,7-9-  HE provides food for those who fear HIM; HE remembers HIS covenant forever.  The works of HIS hands are Faithful and Just; all HIS precepts are trustworthy;  they are established forever and ever, to be performed with Faithfulness and uprightness.  HE sent redemption to HIS people; HE has commanded HIS covenant forever. Holy and Awesome is his name!

Psalm 119:90-91-  YOUR Faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.  By YOUR appointment they stand this day, for all things are your servants.

Psalm 132:11-  The LORD swore to David a sure oath from which HE will not turn back: "One of the sons of your body I will set on YOUR Throne.

Isaiah 25:1-  O LORD, YOU are my GOD; I will exalt YOU; I will praise YOUR Name, for YOU have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, Faithful and sure.

Lamentations 3:22-23-  The steadfast Love of The LORD never ceases; HIS mercies never come to an end;  they are new every morning; Great is YOUR Faithfulness.

Daniel 9:4-  I prayed to The LORD MY GOD and made confession, saying, "O LORD, The Great and Awesome GOD, who keeps covenant and steadfast Love with those who love HIM and keep HIS commandments,


Micah 7:20-  YOU will show Faithfulness to Jacob and steadfast Love to Abraham, as YOU have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.

1 Corinthians 1:9-  GOD is Faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST our LORD.

1 Corinthians 10:13-  No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. GOD is Faithful, and HE will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation HE will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

2 Corinthians 1:18-20-  As surely as GOD is Faithful, our word to you has not been Yes and No.  For the SON of GOD, JESUS CHRIST, whom we proclaimed among you, Silvanus and Timothy and I, was not Yes and No, but in HIM it is always Yes.  For all the promises of GOD find their Yes in HIM. That is why it is through HIM that we utter our Amen to GOD for HIS Glory.

1 Thessalonians 5:24-  HE who calls you is Faithful; HE will surely do it.

2 Thessalonians 5:3:3-  But The LORD is Faithful. HE will establish you and guard you against the evil one.

2 Timothy 2:13,19-  if we are faithless, HE remains Faithful-- for HE cannot deny HIMSELF.  But GOD’S firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: "The LORD knows those who are HIS," and, "Let everyone who Names the Name of The LORD depart from iniquity."

Titus 1:2-  in hope of eternal life, which GOD, WHO never lies, promised before the ages began .

Hebrews 10:23-  Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for HE who promised is Faithful.

Hebrews 11:11-  By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered HIM Faithful WHO had promised.

1 Peter 4:19-  Therefore let those who suffer according to GOD’S will entrust their souls to a Faithful CREATOR while doing good.

2 Peter 3:9-  The LORD is not slow to fulfill HIS Promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

1 John 1:9-  If we confess our sins, HE is Faithful and Just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    -Exemplified-
Genesis 21:1-  The LORD visited Sarah as HE had said, and The LORD did to Sarah as HE had promised.

Genesis 24:27-  "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 kinsmen."

Exodus 2:24-  And GOD heard their groaning, and GOD remembered HIS covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.


Exodus 6:4-5-  I also established MY covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, the land in which they lived as sojourners.  Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the people of Israel whom the Egyptians hold as slaves, and I have remembered MY covenant.

Deuteronomy 7:7-9-  It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the LORD set HIS Love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but it is because the LORD Loves you and is keeping the oath that HE swore to your fathers, that The LORD has brought you out with a Mighty Hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.  Know therefore that The LORD your GOD is GOD, The Faithful GOD who keeps covenant and steadfast Love with those who love HIM and keep HIS commandments, to a thousand generations,

Joshua 21:45-  Not one word of all the Good Promises that The LORD had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.

Joshua 23:14-  And now I am about to go the way of all the earth, and you know in your hearts and souls, all of you, that not one word has failed of all the good things that The LORD your GOD promised concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one of them has failed.

1 Kings 8:15,20-  And he said, "Blessed be The LORD, The GOD of Israel, who with HIS Hand has fulfilled what HE promised with HIS mouth to David my father, saying, Now The LORD has fulfilled HIS promise that HE made. For I have risen in the place of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and I have built the house for The Name of The LORD, The GOD of Israel.

1 Kings 8:23-24,56-  and said, "O LORD, GOD of Israel, there is no GOD like you, in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing steadfast Love to your servants who walk before you with all their heart;  you have kept with your servant David my father what you declared to him. You spoke with your mouth, and with your hand have fulfilled it this day.  Blessed be the LORD who has given rest to HIS people Israel, according to all that HE promised. Not one word has failed of all HIS Good promise, which HE spoke by Moses HIS servant.

2 kINGS 8:19-  Yet The LORD was not willing to destroy Judah, for the sake of David HIS servant, since HE promised to give a lamp to him and to his sons forever.

2 Kings 13:23-  But The LORD was gracious to them and had compassion on them, and HE turned toward them, because of HIS covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, nor has HE cast them from HIS presence until now.

2 Chronicles 21:7-  Yet The LORD was not willing to destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that HE had made with David, and since HE had promised to give a lamp to him and to his sons forever.

Nehemiah 1:5-  And I said, "O LORD GOD of heaven, The Great and Awesome GOD who keeps covenant and steadfast Love with those who love HIM and keep HIS commandments,


Nehemiah 9:7-8-  You are The LORD, The GOD who chose Abram and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans and gave him the name Abraham.  You found his heart faithful before you, and made with him the covenant to give to his offspring the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Jebusite, and the Girgashite. And YOU have kept YOUR promise, for YOU are Righteous.

Psalm 98:3-  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.

Haggai 2:4,5-  Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, declares The LORD. Be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land, declares The LORD. Work, for I am with you, declares The LORD of hosts, according to the covenant that I made with you when you came out of Egypt. My SPIRIT remains in your midst. Fear not.

Luke 1:54-55,68-70,72-73-  HE has helped HIS servant Israel, in remembrance of HIS Mercy, as HE spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever.  Blessed be The LORD GOD of Israel, for HE has visited and redeemed HIS people and has raised up a HORN of salvation for us in the house of HIS servant David, as HE spoke by the mouth of HIS holy prophets from of old. To show the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember HIS Holy covenant, the oath that HE swore to our father Abraham, to grant us.

Acts 13:32:33-  And we bring you the good news that what GOD promised to the fathers, this HE has fulfilled to us their children by raising JESUS, as also it is written in the second Psalm, "'You are MY SON, today I have begotten YOU.'

Hebrews 6:10,13-19-  For GOD is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the Love that you have shown for HIS Name in serving the saints, as you still do.  For when GOD made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, HE swore by HIMSELF, saying, "Surely I will bless you and multiply you."  And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise.  For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation. 
    So when GOD desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of HIS purpose, HE guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for GOD to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.  We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,