“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.”
Dependable? That’s God! Faithful? That’s God too!! He is the only God worthy of our worship and praise! Nothing will thwart His purpose, His plan or His goal. He pulls no punches, and He speaks no lies. He stands behind His every word and backs His every promise with action!
“Understand, therefore that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps His covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes His unfailing love on those who love Him and obey His commands. But He does not hesitate to punish and destroy those who reject Him. Therefore, you must obey all these commands, decrees, and regulations that I am giving you today.” Deuteronomy 7: 9 – 11.
Blessing follows obedience! What has God promised you? Know that He is faithful and reliable! Know that He is dependable! Know that He will lavish His love on the obedient of heart and bring blessing! However, don’t take it lightly and try to sneak by on His grace, for He knows our heart, and if we refuse to walk there, in that place of obedience with Him, He is a just God who will not hesitate to rein us in by whatever method He chooses to get our attention.
He’s a God of boundless love, compassion, mercy and grace, truly lavished on the obedient from generation to generation. It covers our children, their children, and their children’s children and the cycle of faithfulness for those who walk in His way, is never broken because our God of faithfulness gave His word on it. In all of this wonderful promise, we dare not forget that He is also the one righteous judge who will call justice down upon the disobedient. That will be a place where we won’t want to be. The Psalmist said it well in Proverbs 9: 10 when he penned the words, “ The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Make no mistake about it…To fear our God of love, with a reverent awe, as the Righteous Judge that He is, is truly the beginning of wisdom! A reverent awe of Him, lays a divine, sure, foundation for righteous living and a walk of obedience, which will grace our children and pass down from generation to generation under God’s covenant of amazing love.