Your faithfulness extends to every generation, as enduring as the earth you created. – Psalm 119:90
In researching this week’s attribute I came across a most interesting analogy I’d like to share with you from a sermon titled: Our Faithful God by Brian Bill. In his sermon he mentions Bill Bright, President of Campus Crusade for Christ comparing the attributes of God to an automobile engine. He starts by saying pistons, fan belts, water pumps, and thousands of moving parts all whirl around within a small space, making power for us to drive our car. The parts all work together harmoniously as components of the whole engine.
He then goes on to quote A. W. Tozer who said, “All of God’s acts are consistent with all of his attributes. No attribute contradicts any other, but all harmonize and blend into each other in the infinite abyss of the Godhead.”
Do you notice anything about these two comparisons? They both use similar words: harmonize and harmoniously. I’ve never thought of it that way before. God is under the hood of my car (don’t laugh, I have a high mileage car, and thank you Jesus she runs just as good today as the day I bought her).
In the opening verse you will notice the word: faithfulness. A word we are all familiar with. A faithful companion, a faithful friend or a faithful loved one. But what about the faithfulness of God? What does it mean for God to be faithful? Simply put, it means he is a man of his word. Everything he says and does is a matter of fact. He doesn’t change, lose sight of or fail. He is 100%, 100% of the time. Aren’t we blessed to have a God that is unchanging in a world that is constantly changing?
As I meditate upon this verse I am in awe of our God in two ways.
One: Your faithfulness extends to every generation…What does that say about God? It says he is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Our God does not have favorites (despite what my sister may think). We are all his children and he loves us equally. He cares for each and every one of us and wants only the best for us as a parent would for their child. He takes care of care of us today just as he did with those that came before us. He has demonstrated his faithfulness from the beginning of time with Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3), David (Psalm 132:1), Peter (Matthew 16:18) and countless others. He will continue to be faithful because he can’t be anything other. That is who he is.
Two:The second part of this verse reads: as enduring as the earth you created. Our God took what was once empty and created heaven and earth (Genesis 1:1). The same God that was faithful to his people then and now is faithful to the earth he created. He demonstrates his faithfulness every day. God is in control of every little detail of every aspect of our everyday life. Look at this way. The sun knows when to rise and shine, the rain knows when to fall, the tide knows when to come in and out, the birds know when to fly south for the winter, the earth knows when to rotate on its axis and the stars know when to shine. See my point. It’s all in the details. God has his hand in everything and I’m grateful he does. Because I don’t know what I would do if he didn’t have his hands guiding me.-Tonya
Your Turn: What are facing in your life today? Have you put your hope in other people, your abilities or your job? What can “they” do for you that the Heavenly Father can’t do? My friends God is the answer. Only he is faithful and true. –Breath on Paper