“Understand, therefore, that the LORD your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God (El-HaNe'-eman) who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands.” Deuteronomy 7:9 (NLT)

God has many names throughout the Old and New Testaments. Each one uniquely defines one of His characteristics. El-HNe’-eman means our Faithful God. There is such peace in knowing that God is always faithful in His promises, grace, and mercy. He always desires to have a deep and intimate relationship with us.

At one point in my walk with Christ, I considered myself to be His faithful servant. But little did I know at the time: this was based on the assumptions I made when comparing myself to others.

I’m so glad God knocked me off that pedestal and brought to light the areas in my life where I wasn’t being faithful to Him. He showed me where I was being selfish and self-sufficient.

I praise God that He takes delight in being the One who is perfectly faithful when we can’t be. He will never have a selfish moment in His Love for us, and He is always working things out according to His perfectly good plans. How comforting it is to know that we are His beloved, and that He will always be 100% faithful to us, patiently teaching us how to be faithful to Him day by day.

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your unending faithfulness. Help me to be filled with Your Holy Spirit so Your characteristics shape my life. May others see Your faithfulness in my actions and words. Amen.

Take Action

Take a look at this list of God’s promises. Focus in on one that confronts a doubt you face in your walk with God. Post the verse on your computer desktop or use a sticky note and put it on your bathroom mirror. Whenever you see it, read it and thank God for His promise to you.

Which characteristic of God touches your heart the most? Share a comment.