July 08, 2018: SOAP #3139: Hosea 13-14; Psalm 100, 102; Hebrews 5
Scripture: Psalm (NIV) 100:5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Observation: God’s faithfulness is as eternal as God. It is His nature to be faithful and continue to carry out His word. When He blesses, He is being faithful. And when He punishes, He is being just as faithful.
People in heaven will sing of God’s faithfulness. They will rejoice in His faithfulness to apply the death of His Son, Jesus to cover all the sins for which they have repented! They will rejoice in His faithfulness!
People in hell will also have a fresh appreciation for God’s faithfulness. God was truthful when He said the wages of sin is death. God was faithful when He warned them of the torment of hell. They will have a new appreciation for God’s faithfulness when they look around and cannot find some of their partners in sin. Their partners had repented, asked and received God’s forgiveness. God was faithful to “forgive their sins and cleanse them from all unrighteousness!” (1John 1:9) They will appreciate God’s faithfulness when they see people who claimed to have repented but did not make Jesus LORD of their lives and continued to live as though sin did not matter.
Application: God is faithful to Himself. He is a truth=speaker! He is faithful to His Word. I can count on His faithfulness.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I count on your faithfulness. You are faithful to your Son, Jesus. You will honor the sacrifice He made for my sins. Because of Jesus, I am forgiven and cleansed from sin. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!