God’s faithfulness is proved true time and time again through every trial and and error that is faced in both the old and the new testament. Such an in Genesis when God promised Noah to keep him and his family safe when he decides to flood the earth and get rid of mankind or even with Joshua who leads the israelites into the promised land after moses’ death. That is just covered in the old testament and there are many more parables throughout the old testament that show God 's faithfulness with his people. The great thing is God’s faithfulness does not just stop in the old testament his faithfulness and compassion for his people carries on over to the new testament where an individual will start to reveal the true meaning of God 's faithfulness and people who read the bible will come to find that God is faithful to anyone who seeks him and finds him. Ways that God 's faithfulness is seen throughout the new testament is proven under the Gospels in Matthew as well in Revelations. God is faithful to those who obey and follow his commands like Noah who was the only man who pleased God and loved him which is why God commanded Noah to build an ark due to the fact that God had intended on wiping out mankind for they were all sinful. With this Noah remains faithful to Lord because Noah knows God 's love never fails and builds the ark. After the completion of the ark it rained for forty days and forty nights. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark (Gen. 7:21,23). God
In the Old Testament, the Israelites were seen as people who failed to listen to God’s commandments. Despite knowing beforehand that they would be punished for their disobedience, they still continued to commit sin. God tried to deter their misbehavior by promising them many blessings, but it worked to no avail. Due to the insubordination of the Israelites, He made sure that the promises He made to them would be withheld and that they would face consequences.
He knows everything. God is faithful. As followers of Jesus this faithfulness gives ushope of eternal life in heaven. God will honor his promise that our sins will be forgiven and wewill live forever with him. God is Love, not the emotion but the action of love. God is allpowerful. God has no beginning or end he just exists. Nothing else in all the universe is thisway, only God. God is just and his character is the definition of what just is. God is merciful.He shows his mercy to all who follow him. God is good and kind toward men. God is gracious,this grace came through Jesus Christ. God is always with us in all we do. We learn about theseattributes in the bible so we can understand who God is and how he loves us. God kept his promises in the bible as he keeps them today. He promises to love us,accept us, and forgive us. He promises to help and protect his people. This kind of promise is acovenant. A covenant is a legally binding obligation or promise. In the bible and throughouthistory God made covenants with his people. History shows us that he would keep his side ofthe covenant if they would keep theirs. A few of the first covenants were found in the book
To begin with, God’s faithfulness is displayed in the Pentateuch. One example is found in the opening chapters of Genesis. Even though Adam and Eve disobeyed his command, God does not let sin prevent him from being faithful. Instead, God enters the garden and asks the couple, “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9) This example displays the theme that God
The Old Testament is the largest part of the bible nestled behind the leather binding in the front of the book. Unlike most books, told from one-person or even two this is comprised of multiple, some stories even having two different versions in another point of view; over time it has become a large collection of ancient texts written and re-written by different authors and editors over the many years. The stories show the ancient Israelites, they show the laws, and rituals, which make up their religion and the small embers, which will one day, turn to a flame that is Christianity. The Jewish people view these stories as collected in what they call the Torah, is the collection for what makes up their history and the promise that God gave to them, as well as their laws and what they worship today. For the Christians the Old Testament is still seen as sacred, but most place a stronger importance to the New Testament.
God of the Old Testament is a God of election. Throughout the Old Testament we see God choosing whether to bless or curse people. Youngblood explains this through Jacob and Esau. Both were from the same father yet he chooses to bless Jacob who was younger than Esau. Election removes pride and boastfulness in humans and puts all of us on the same level waiting for God’s will in different ways. Youngblood than brings out the aspect of the covenant. Since the beginning of the time, God made covenants with the people. Through these covenants, God portrays that he always keeps his promise, and he is fair, and trustworthy to all who honor God.
The one thing that we know about God is that he is perfect and does not lie to us. Jesus implores us in Matthew 5:48 to “Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (ESV). Numbers also tells us in chapter 23:19 “God is not a man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not fulfill it?” Knowing that our God is perfect, his words are also perfect and
Stott’s article was very insightful because he used Abraham as an example in his writing. He talked about God making a promise to Abraham and his wife. God told Abraham that “he was going to be a father of many nations.” Even though Abraham was unable to see the fruition of the promise. God was faithful to fulfill his promise. As Christian we must have faith that God will fulfill his promise, but he may not accomplish the promise on a person’s timetable. Stott talked about God being a keeper of his covenant and one who will pour out his blessing. When one is in fellowship with God, the benefits are promises from God and blessings.
Time after time, God proved to the people of Israel that nothing could defeat them if they just believed in His word and be faithful to His will. The Lord promised Abraham that his people would be a mighty nation, Abraham believed and was one of God’s most faithful servants.
The first question we need to answer is what the definition of reliable is. The short version would be, the reliability means something is trustworthy. However it can also mean that something is consistently good in its quality. When referring to the bible reliability has to do with what it confirms and what it doesn't, such as the history of the geography to the dates stated. If the bible fails in these areas than clearly it is unreliable. I have decided to look into if the old and New Testament are reliable and if they line up with one another. Before we go back to the Old Testament let's look at the and New Testament, there are 27 books. The 4 gospels play an essential role in determining what we know about Jesus which include his birth,
For instance, Noah was a faithful follower of God and had complete faith in his words. His faith is displayed after it is stated in Genesis 6:13, "So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going
God described Noah as “a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time” (Gen 6:5-12). God destroyed the Earth with a flood, but forewarned Noah and requested he build a Ark to save himself and the animals of the Earth. The rules of the covenant with Noah were as follows: “be fruitful and increase in numbers” (Gen 9:1, 9:7), “eat meat or fruit of the ground, but not blood” (Gen 9:2-5), “murder punished by death” (Gen 9:5-6), “covenant with all creatures marked by the rainbow” (Gen 9:13-16) and “never again will God destroy all life by water” (Gen 9:8-17). These rules still comfort and are followed by many people of the Christian church today.
According to our text, “The Jewish people became bound to their God through a sacred contract known as the Covenant or the promise. Through this contract, the Jews had to remain constant in their worship of Yahweh and keep the faith which he
From my reading, I have realized that The Laws of God and His established commands of the Old Testament were not given to restrict or enchain man, but to reveal to man God’s own true and righteous character. It was a way for God’s people to be identified with Him, and though they were forever falling short, they were identified and forever learning from the holy and righteous glimpse of God their creator through the Law. The entire Old Testament was one continuous story of God faithfully reaching for fallen man, and as man would repent and turn to God as their one and only God, He would deliver beyond mans’ deserves with blessing, victory, and hope for salvation.
Abraham&#8217;s continual obedience to God is central to his character and the desired character of the Hebrew people. God, in his great plan, wishes to remove the human tendency to believe only in his judgment, the pride of thinking he knows better than God. Thus, God wishes to promote the qualities of obedience and humility, to birth a nation of men who fear God and follow orders. Only in this way can people be expected to follow a moral code and adhere to laws; they must understand that there are powers beyond them that they do not always understand, but must perpetually follow.
?And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all those heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.? Luke 2:46-47