SERMON NOTES | GOD IS NOT A LIAR

by | Nov 8, 2020

Who is God? 

In order to understand who He is, we need to understand who He is not. This is a series on theology. Theology is the study of God as revealed in the Bible. Knowing who God is, helps Christians understand on a deeper level, our relationship with Him. 

 

How do you see God? 

My prayer for you is that you may understand God more, in order to know God more. 

Maybe we thought we knew God, but something happened that changed all that. Maybe we experienced something that shook the core of who we thought God is. It may have even left us bitter, shocked, disappointed, and heartbroken.   

 Time and time again in scripture people who knew God didn’t focus on what might have been. They focused on what they have gained.  (Philippians 3:7-10) 

 

God Is Faithful (Deuteronomy 7:9) 

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.   

  • Deuteronomy means second law. God wanted Moses to reinstate the law that He had given Israel  This was at the end of 40 years of wandering the desert and the children who left Egypt were now adults. 
  • He is the faithful God. Faithful meaning reliable, and trustworthy. One who keeps his covenant. One who is not a liar. One you can count on.
  • “The steadfast love of the Lord” is a statement used 245 times in the Old Testament. Steadfast means reliable, steady and faithful.
  • On the verge of Israel’s next, God didn’t want them to forget that He is faithful. That His promises do come to pass.   

 Today be reminded in your own life that God is faithful. Whatever season you are in, whatever circumstance you are facing, He is the faithful One. He says, “I’m here for you. I’ve got your back.” 

 God can’t help but be faithful. It’s in his nature. (2 Timothy 2:13) 

 

3 Take Homes on God’s faithfulness: 

  1. We want guaranteed results, but God’s faithfulness means a guaranteed response. (Psalm 33:18) 
  2. We want what we feel is best, but God’s faithfulness determines what is best. (Isaiah 55:8-9)
  3. We want out of the valley as soon as possible but God’s faithfulness is most visible in the valley. (Psalm 23:4– His rod represents protection; staff represents rest and guidance) 

 

He is faithful

  • Isaiah 41:10; Deuteronomy 31:8; Matthew 11:28-29; Romans 8:28; 1 John 1:9; John 8:36

 

He’s not a hopefully kind of God, He’s a hope-filled kind of God. 

He is faithful. 

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