God is faithful! God is trustworthy! God is dependable…every day!
Lamentations 3:22-23 (NKJV)
22 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
We can always trust and depend on Him! He will always remain true to His Word, His will, His promises and He will never leave or nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).
He is faithful to those of us who believe in Him, even when we aren’t…
2 Timothy 2:13 (NKJV)
13 If we are faithless,
He remains faithful;
He cannot deny Himself.
He is even faithful to those who don’t believe in Him…
Romans 3:3-4 (NKJV)
3 For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? 4 Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written:
“That You may be justified in Your words,
And may overcome when You are judged.”[a]
Faithfulness is meant to be reciprocated, but we all know that doesn’t always happen. You can only be faithful, TRULY faithful to someone or something you TRULY love.
Our faithfulness to God or one another isn’t perfect because our love for Him and one another isn’t perfect.
But, God’s is.
He was and is always faithful to Israel (Read Psalm 78).
Think for a moment of how faithful God is to you, even when you (like myself) have at times put foolishness before Him. When you have put other people before Him. When you have put things before Him. When you put the enemy before Him.
But, what does God get out of His faithfulness to us? What’s in it for Him?
Sometimes faithfulness in return…
But, only sometimes.
God’s faithfulness is a fulfillment of His love and commitment to us.
So, to answer the question, “What does our Omniscient, Omnipotent God get out of being faithful to us?” What’s in it for Him?” When we’re honest with ourselves…
It’s just a perfect expression of His unfailing love…our example…our standard.
If you’re grateful for God’s faithfulness, why don’t you stop right now and tell Him thank you. If you can’t find the words, Psalm 115:1 will work just fine…
Psalm 115:1 (NKJV)
115 Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us,
But to Your name give glory,
Because of Your mercy,
Because of Your truth.