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God’s perfect loyalty and consistency in being true to his name, his character and his word.

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God’s faithfulness is an integral part of his nature

God’s limitless power and steadfast love imply complete faithfulness which contrasts with human nature;
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God is faithful to his name and character

2 Timothy 2:13 KJV 1900
If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
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God’s faithfulness is known through fulfilled promises

Joshua 23:14 KJV 1900
And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.
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Examples of God’s faithfulness in fulfilled promises

Abraham’s fatherhood

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The building of the temple

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The exile in Babylon

God’s faithfulness will not always mean human prosperity.
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God’s faithfulness is revealed to the faithful

2 Samuel 22:26 KJV 1900
With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful, And with the upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright.
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God’s faithfulness is constant

God’s faithfulness is not negated by human unfaithfulness.
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Jesus Christ is the ultimate evidence of God’s faithfulness

Acts 13:32–33 KJV 1900
And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
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Dictionary of Bible Themes 2021 Jesus Christ, faithfulness of

Jesus Christ, faithfulness of

The total reliability and constancy of Jesus Christ is shown in his personal character, and made known by his words and works.

Jesus Christ’s faithfulness is seen in his character

He is faithful by nature Rev 19:11 A description of the exalted Christ. See also Rev 1:5; 3:14

The promised Messiah is faithful Isa 11:5 See also Isa 42:3

Jesus Christ is faithful because he never changes Heb 13:8 See also Heb 1:11-12; Ps 102:26-27

Jesus Christ is faithful because he is the truth Jn 1:14 “grace” and “truth” are often associated in Hebrew with love and faithfulness. See also Jn 1:17; 14:6

Jesus Christ’s faithfulness demonstrated in his obedience

He is faithful to his Father Heb 3:6 See also Lk 2:49; Jn 5:30; 6:38; 8:29; 14:31; Heb 3:2

He kept faithfully to his work Lk 4:43 pp Mk 1:38 See also Jn 4:34; 9:4; 12:27; 17:4; 19:30; Heb 2:17-18

Jesus Christ’s faithfulness is seen in his words

In his predictions about events Mt 16:28 pp Lk 9:27 This prediction could refer to either Jesus Christ’s transfiguration or his ascension; Mt 24:2 pp Mk 13:2 pp Lk 21:6 This prediction was fulfilled in A.D. 70 when the Romans destroyed Jerusalem and the temple. pp Mk 9:1 See also Mt 21:2 pp Mk 11:2 pp Lk 19:30 finding a donkey and her colt; Mt 26:21 pp Mk 14:18 pp Lk 22:21 pp Jn 13:21 Jesus Christ’s betrayer; Mt 26:34 pp Mk 14:30 pp Lk 22:34 pp Jn 13:38 Peter’s denial; Jn 16:20; 21:18-19

In his promises about eternal life Jn 5:24 See also Mt 19:28-29 pp Mk 10:29-30 pp Lk 18:29-30; Lk 23:43; Jn 6:47,53-54; 8:51

In his promise of authority for believers Mt 17:20 See also Mt 16:19; 18:18; 21:21 pp Mk 11:23; Mt 28:18-19; Lk 10:19

In his promise about the Holy Spirit Jn 14:26 See also Lk 24:49; Jn 14:16; 15:26; 16:7; Ac 1:4,8; 2:38-39; 10:44-46; Ro 5:5; 1Co 12:7

Jesus Christ’s promises about the future are faithful

Jn 14:2-3 See also Mt 16:27; 26:64; Jn 14:28

Jesus Christ is faithful to believers in all circumstances

2Ti 2:13 See also Mt 18:20; 28:20; Jn 17:9; Ac 18:9-10; 2Th 3:3; Heb 10:23

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