Scriptures on the Faithfulness of God
God is always faithful and dependable. He cannot lie and will never break a promise. His faithfulness is displayed throughout the Bible and is still testified to by people today. Below are passages from the Bible that refer to God’s trustworthiness, loyalty and faithfulness. Each verse is quoted then followed by a brief comment.
Scriptures on the Faithfulness of God
- Genesis 32:10 – “I am unworthy of all the lovingkindness and of all the faithfulness which You have shown to Your servant, for with my staff only I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two companies.”
Jacob left home nearly 21 years prior to this statement of God’s faithfulness. He left home with nothing, but God prospered him while he was away. He was about to meet his brother Esau, whom he had deceived before his departure.
Seeing God’s faithfulness of the past, he was expecting the same for his immediate future. We too can encourage ourselves and build our faith for the future by remembering God’s faithfulness in the past.
- Psalm 33:4 – “For the Word of the Lord is upright, And all His work is done in faithfulness.”
God is faithful to His Word. This is why it’s imperative we know and speak His Word. When we speak the Word of God, it goes forth in power and God must back it up with action.
The Psalmist went so far as to say, “You have magnified Your word above all Your name” (Psalms 138:2). Study, meditate on and memorize the Word of God. Speak it out loud every opportunity you get.
- Psalm 37:3 – “Trust in the Lord, and do good. Dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness.”
God’s faithfulness builds our faith. Psalms 37 deals with taking the land. In Numbers 13-14, twelve spies were commissioned to spy out the promise land. Upon their return they told the people how wonderful it was.
Numbers 13:27-28 – “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.” They also reported on the resistance, “Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong, the cities are fortified and very large.”
They fed on fear instead of the faithfulness of God. As a result, they spent forty years in the wilderness instead of enjoying the land God had for them. Let’s feed on God’s faithfulness rather than the tremendous task before us.
Ask the Holy Spirit to bring to your remembrance the times God has been faithful to you. You will find your faith renewed and surging to new heights.
- Psalm 91:4 – “He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.”
God protects those who belong to Him. The scriptures are filled with verses about His protection and care for His children. Pray regularly, “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil” (Matthew 6:13). This includes the evil things that come against us.
John 17:15 – “My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.”
1 Peter 1:5 – “Who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”
2 Thessalonians 3:3 – “The Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil.”
- Psalm 119:75 – “I know, O Lord, that Your judgments are righteous, And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.”
God faithfully disciplines us because of His great love for us. “Those whom the Lord loves He disciplines, and He scourges every son whom He receives” (Hebrews 12:6).
Hebrews 12:8 – “If you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.”
He disciplines us because of what it ultimately produces. “He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness…to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness” (Hebrews 12:10-11).
When God brings discipline, accept it so you can move on to the greatness He has planned for you (Hebrews 12:5).
- Lamentations 3:22-23 – “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning. Great is thy faithfulness.”
God covers us with His compassion and mercy. If not for God’s mercies, we would be consumed by the things we go through. David said, “Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusts in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about” (Psalms 32:10). Trust Him in all you go through for “great is His faithfulness.”
- 2 Timothy 2:13 – “If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.”
How often have we been unfaithful? We have been unfaithful to family, friends, the family of God, and even God Himself. Thank God our unfaithfulness cannot nullify the faithfulness of God.
2 Timothy 2:13 – “He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.”
God’s faithfulness is a manifestation of His grace. Jacob said, “I am unworthy of all the lovingkindness and of all the faithfulness which You have shown to Your servant.” (Genesis 32:10).
- 1 Thessalonians 5:24 – “He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.”
God faithfully completes everything He calls us to. He typically calls us to do things we are inadequate to accomplish in ourselves, that way when they are accomplished, we know it is Him. Our confidence must be in Him and Him alone.
That’s why we must never swell with pride when we accomplish something. When God calls you to do something, always remember, “He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it” (1 Thessalonians 5:24).
Feel inadequate for the task that’s before you? Philippians 1:6 says, “He who has begun a good work in you will complete it.” He makes up where we lack. God promises to bring us through to a successful conclusion if we remain faithful to Him.