March 31, 2020
Reflecting on the Names and Nature of God
The Trinity: The Faithful God (El Emunah)
Therefore know that the LORD your God,
He is God, the faithful God
who keeps covenant and mercy
for a thousand generations
with those who love Him
and keep His commandments.
The Lord is El Emunah, the Faithful God of the Future. Some people make gods with their hands and worship them. But idols are not able to do anything that God can do. They can’t think, feel or act. But the Lord in Heaven knows all about you, thinks of you and loves you. The Lord has promised to guide you, protect you and work all things together for His own good (Romans 8:28). Because the Father is the Faithful God, He will keep His promises. The Lord is El Emunah, the Faithful God of the past. He was faithful to bless His people when they kept past covenants, and He was faithful to punish them when they disobeyed His commandments. You can see His faithfulness when He judged His people, and you can see His faithfulness when He forgave them of their sins. As the Father has been faithful to Israel, so He will be faithful to you. Because of His mercies, we are not destroyed. His compassion is new every morning. Great is His faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22-23). The Lord is El Emunah, the Faithful God of the present. Your present is grounded in God’s past; because He has faithfully kept His word in the past, He will be faithful to you today.
Lord, forgive me when I doubt Your Word and don’t believe Your promises. Thank You for Your reminder that You are El Emunah—the Faithful God. Help me to walk confidently today and to serve You faithfully. Amen.
Go Deeper: Deuteronomy 7
You can trust God today because He was faithful in the past.
Tomorrow...Jesus: The Lord of Peace