Faith in the Faithful God

Michael Beck

“And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.” (Leviticus 26:12)

When we have been brought into covenant relationship with God we become His people and He becomes our God. He is pledged to us and we are pledged to Him. There are expectations of faithfulness on both sides.

The nation of Israel was brought into covenant relationship with God at Mount Sinai. “The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.” (Deut. 5:2) There, God promised His presence, provision and protection over His people; and the children of Israel promised obedience to their God. “… All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient.” (Ex. 24:7)

When we are God’s covenant partner He expects us to trust Him to be faithful. Israel promised to be faithful to God, but broke their promise. God is not a man that He should lie. He is willing to prove Himself to us by coming through for us again and again. Do we acknowledge His hand in our life? Do we praise and thank Him for the things He has done for us?
Man, who often isn’t true to his word, becomes aggravated when others don’t believe what he says. “Are you calling me a liar!?!” How much more is God provoked when His people don’t believe He will arise to their help, when He has helped them so many times in the past and cannot lie?

“And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them?” (Numbers 14:11)

Without faith it is impossible to please God. (Heb. 11:6) Yes, there may be giants in your land. But God is greater than the giants. Are you His covenant partner? Then you have His promise that He will be your mighty God. He will continue to show Himself strong on your behalf. Walk with God. Know that He walks with you. By faith, enter the land He has promised you. Believe Him, even for the impossible.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.