What does Faithfulness mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
אֱמוּנָתְךָ֣ firmness 3
אֱ֝מֽוּנָתְךָ֗ firmness 3
πίστιν conviction of the truth of anything 2
וֶ֝אֱמֽוּנָתְךָ֗ firmness 2
חֶ֔סֶד goodness 1
וְחַסְדְּכֶם֙ goodness 1
וְֽהַחֶ֔סֶד goodness 1
אֲמִתְּךָ֪ firmness 1
הָ֣אֱמֶ֔ת firmness 1
וְהָאֱמֶת֙ firmness 1
וֶֽאֱֽמוּנָתוֹ֮ firmness 1
בֶּאֱמוּנָתִֽי firmness 1
וֶֽאֶֽמוּנָתִ֣י firmness 1
אֱמוּנָֽה firmness 1
בֶּאֱמֻנָתְךָ֥ firmness 1
πίστις conviction of the truth of anything 1
וֶ֝אֱמוּנָ֗ה firmness 1
אֱמוּנָתֶֽךָ firmness 1
אֱמ֥וּנָה firmness 1
וְהָאֱמוּנָ֖ה firmness 1
בֶּאֱמוּנָ֑ה firmness 1
בֶאֱמוּנָתָ֖ם firmness 1
אֱמֻנָת֑וֹ firmness 1
אֱ֝מוּנִ֗ים faithfulness 1
אֱ֭מוּנִים faithfulness 1
אֱמוּנִ֣ים faithfulness 1
אֱמֻנִֽים faithfulness 1
אֵמֻ֥ן faithfulness 1
נְכוֹנָה֮ to be firm 1

Definitions Related to Faithfulness

H530


   1 firmness, fidelity, steadfastness, steadiness.
   

G4102


   1 conviction of the truth of anything, belief; in the NT of a conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, generally with the included idea of trust and holy fervour born of faith and joined with it.
      1a relating to God.
         1a1 the conviction that God exists and is the creator and ruler of all things, the provider and bestower of eternal salvation through Christ.
      1b relating to Christ.
         1b1 a strong and welcome conviction or belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through whom we obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God.
      1c the religious beliefs of Christians.
      1d belief with the predominate idea of trust (or confidence) whether in God or in Christ, springing from faith in the same.
   2 fidelity, Faithfulness.
      2a the character of one who can be relied on.
      

H2617


   1 goodness, kindness, Faithfulness.
   2 a reproach, shame.
   

H571


   1 firmness, Faithfulness, truth.
      1a sureness, reliability.
      1b stability, continuance.
      1c Faithfulness, reliableness.
      1d truth.
         1d1 as spoken.
         1d2 of testimony and judgment.
         1d3 of divine instruction.
         1d4 truth as a body of ethical or religious knowledge.
         1d5 true doctrine adv.
   2 in truth, truly.
   

H3559


   1 to be firm, be stable, be established.
      1a (Niphal).
         1a1 to be set up, be established, be fixed.
            1a1a to be firmly established.
            1a1b to be established, be stable, be secure, be enduring.
            1a1c to be fixed, be securely determined.
         1a2 to be directed aright, be fixed aright, be steadfast (moral sense).
         1a3 to prepare, be ready.
         1a4 to be prepared, be arranged, be settled.
      1b (Hiphil).
         1b1 to establish, set up, accomplish, do, make firm.
         1b2 to fix, make ready, prepare, provide, provide for, furnish.
         1b3 to direct toward (moral sense).
         1b4 to arrange, order.
      1c (Hophal).
         1c1 to be established, be fastened.
         1c2 to be prepared, be ready.
      1d (Polel).
         1d1 to set up, establish.
         1d2 to constitute, make.
         1d3 to fix.
         1d4 to direct.
      1e (Pulal) to be established, be prepared.
      1f (Hithpolel) to be established, be restored.
      

H529


   1 Faithfulness, trusting.
      1a faithful, trusty (as adj.
      ).
      

Frequency of Faithfulness (original languages)

Frequency of Faithfulness (English)

Dictionary

Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Faithfulness
* Note: This is not found in the AV. The RV corrects the AV "faith" to "faithfulness" in Romans 3:3 ; Galatians 5:22 . See FAITH.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Faithfulness (2)
FAITHFULNESS.—The quality of being faithful. ‘Fidelity,’ in the sense of trustworthiness, is a synonym; so also ‘loyalty,’ ‘constancy.’ The thought is not primarily of belief entertained (although that is latent); rather of right conduct which, emanating from right motive, demands and receives confidence and approval. Thus George Eliot (Span. Gipsy, v.)—
‘The deepest hunger of a faithful heart
Is faithfulness.’
The noun does not occur in the Gospels. There is, however, allusion to those in whom the quality (πιστότης) is conspicuous; they are the ‘faithful’ (πιστοί) of Matthew 24:45; Matthew 25:21; Matthew 25:23, Luke 12:42; Luke 16:10-12—where the word πιστός has the meaning of being trustworthy in the discharge of duty. It is their conduct, not their creed, to which attention is specially directed. At the same time it should be remarked that the πιστότης implied (certainly in Matthew 24:45; Matthew 25:21; Matthew 25:23, Luke 12:42) is closely bound up with an allegiance owned and recognized. It is suggestive of faith which, because genuine, compels to loyal obedience, and cannot but issue in works (‘La foi qui n’agit point, est-ce une foi sincère?’ Racine). The trusty are the trustful (cf. Lightfoot, Gal. p. 155); and it is precisely those who feel themselves able to cling to something external to themselves who are most solicitous that their lives should be spent in useful service. See Faith.
H. L. Jackson.
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Faithfulness of God
Is that perfection of his nature whereby he infallibly fulfils his designs, or performs his word.
1.It appears, says Dr. Gill, in the performance of what he has said with respect to the world in general, that it shall not be destroyed by a flood, as it once was, and for a token of it, has set his bow in the clouds; that the ordinances of heaven should keep their due course, which they have done for almost 6000 years exactly and punctually; that all his creatures should be supported and provided for, and the elements all made subservient to that end, which we find do so according to his sovereign pleasure, Genesis 9:1-29 . Isaiah 54:1-17 . Ps. clxv. Deuteronomy 11:14-15 . 2 Peter 3:1-18 .
2.It appears in the fulfillment of what he has said with respect to Christ. Whoever will take the pains to compare the predictions of the birth, poverty, life, sufferings, death, resurrection, and ascension of Christ, with the accomplishment of the same, will find a striking demonstration of the faithfulness of God.
3.It appears in the performance of the promises which he has made to his people. In respect to temporal blessings, 1 Timothy 4:8 . Psalms 84:11 . Is. 33: 16.
4.2. To spiritual, 1 Corinthians 1:9 . In supporting them in temptation, 1 Corinth. 10: 13. Encouraging them under persecution, 1 Peter 4:12-13 . Isaiah 41:10 . Sanctifying afflictions, Hebrews 12:4-12 . Directing them in difficulties, 1 Thessalonians 5:24 . Enabling them to persevere, Jeremiah 31:40 . Bringing them to glory, 1 John 2:25 .
5.It appears in the fulfilling of his threatenings. The curse came upon Adam according as it was threatened. He fulfilled his threatening to the old world in destroying it. He declared that the Israelites should be subject to his awful displeasure, if they walked not in his ways; it was accordingly fulfilled, Deuteronomy 28:1-68 :
6.See IMMUTABILITY.
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Faithfulness
See FIDELITY.
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Faithfulness Ministerial
See PASTOR.
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Faithfulness
In the Old Testament, God's faithfulness and covenant love are closely related (Deuteronomy 7:9 ; Psalm 25:10 ; 85:10 ). The most profound example of his faithfulness is the bond between God and the people of the northern kingdom of Israel. In spite of their unfaithfulness, God reminds them that he is betrothed to them in faithfulness (Hosea 2:20 ).
The Israelites were expected to respond in faithfulness to God because he had acted faithfully to them through the covenant. David and other godly people chose to walk the faithful way—the way of truth (Psalm 119:30 ). Just as God is both faithful and loving, those who believe in God need to exhibit faithfulness and steadfast love in their lives (Proverbs 3:3 ).
In the New Testament, God also Acts in faithfulness: He provides for both good and evil people (Matthew 5:45 ); he rewards those who do his good will (Matthew 6:4,6,18 ); he provides a way out for believers in the midst of temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13 ); he remains faithful as he fulfills his promises (2 Corinthians 1:18-19 ). Paul reminds us that even when we are faithless God remains faithful because he cannot disown himself (2 Timothy 2:13 ). John declares that Jesus is the faithful and true witness (Revelation 3:14 ), the Faithful and True (Revelation 19:11 ). God remains faithful to New Testament believers, both fulfilling and promising to fulfill the promises of the Old Testament.
Christians, like the Israelites, are to respond to God in faithfulness. Trustworthy servants must prove themselves to be faithful (1 Corinthians 4:2 ). Epaphrus and Tychicus are identified as faithful ministers of Christ (Colossians 1:7 ; 4:7 ). Paul remains faithful to God in spite of tremendous pressures (1 Timothy 1:12 ). Timothy is to select teachers who will exhibit faithfulness, one of the outstanding characteristics of Christians. The Spirit of God enables Christians to remain faithful to both God and other believers (Galatians 5:22 ).
Louis Goldberg
Bibliography . G. M. Burge, EDT, pp. 402-4; M. J. Erickson, Christian Theology ; R. E. Nixon, ZPEB, 2:479-91; J. B. Payne, The Theology of the Older Testament ; J. B. Scott, TWOT, 1:51-53.
King James Dictionary - Faithfulness
FA'ITHFULNESS, n.
1. Fidelity loyalty firm adherence to allegiance and duty as the faithfulness of a subject. 2. Truth veracity as the faithfulness of God. 3. Strict adherence to injunctions, and to the duties of a station as the faithfulness of servants or ministers. 4. Strict performance of promises, vows or covenants constancy in affection as the faithfulness of a husband or wife.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Faithfulness
1. Faithfulness of God.-The apostolic writers agree with the general biblical teaching in ascribing faithfulness to God as ‘keeping covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations’ (Deuteronomy 7:9). Two general examples may be given. (l) Among the faithful sayings in the NT letters, there is found one in 2 Timothy 2:11-13, where the writer speaks of the sufferings that he gladly endures, for ‘if we died with him, we shall also live with him … if we are faithless, he abideth faithful; for he cannot deny himself.’ God’s faith-fulness rested upon His own nature and not upon any human contingencies.
(2) The writer or Hebrews elaborated this truth when he dealt with the blessings that were to come in and through Abraham. In order that he and all believers might have greater assurance, God not only made gracious promises, but also interposed with an oath so that He might show more abundantly unto the heirs of the promise the immutability of His counsel. God’s faithfulness was assured both by promise and by oath (Hebrews 6:13-20).
This Divine faithfulness was made by the apostles the ground of forgiveness and cleansing to those who confessed their sins (1 John 1:9), of deliverance in temptation from the power of evil (1 Corinthians 6:13, 2 Thessalonians 3:3), and of confidence in the final salvation of those who were called into the fellowship of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 1:9, 1 Thessalonians 5:24).
2. Faithfulness of Christ.-It is noteworthy that in the Apocalypse, where Christians are being encouraged to endure, the faithfulness of Christ is made prominent. Thus He is called the faithful witness (Revelation 1:5; Revelation 3:14), and victory is ascribed to Him who is ‘faithful and true’ (Revelation 19:11). But it is in Hebrews again that we find this faithfulness enlarged upon. In the earlier sections of that Epistle, where the writer is comparing the work of Christ with that wrought by angels and prophets, he shows that both Moses and Christ were examples of faithfulness, but Christ excelled, insomuch as a son’s faithfulness over God’s house excels in quality that of a servant in the house. ‘He hath been counted of more glory than Moses, by so much as he that built the house hath more honour than the house’ (Hebrews 3:1-6).
3. Faithfulness of Christians.-In the background of every Christian life the apostles placed the example of Christ and the attributes of God, and thus the faithfulness they sought to practise and instil was linked with the faithfulness of God. For this reason St. Paul repelled with heat the charge of fickleness that had been brought against him by critics in Corinth (2 Corinthians 1:19-22). He acknowledged that there had been an alteration in certain details of his plans, but he asserted that this was due not to any passing inconsistency in his mind, but to greater faithfulness to his unchangeable desire to help them. He had not changed his plans capriciously, saying ‘Yes’ to-day and ‘No’ tomorrow, but he had adhered to principles as un-changeable as the gospel he preached. As God was faithful to His promise, so the Apostle did not vacillate; as Christ was unchangeable, so was St. Paul. The steadfastness of St. Paul and of all Christians found its source in the Divine stablishing in Christ. This is only one example of the apostolic belief that constant faithfulness in Christian life came from faith in Christ, ‘the faithful and true,’ while apostatizing from the living God came from an evil heart of unbelief (Hebrews 3:12).
The faithfulness urged by the apostles covered the whole of life. It must be shown by Christians in their ordinary callings. When many were inclined, in view of the near approach of the Day of the Lord, to abandon their ordinary occupations, St. Paul wrote to the Thessalonians that all must work with quietness and eat their own bread, and that none must leave their common work and live in idleness (2 Thessalonians 3). In like manner St. Paul wrote more than once that those who were called to be Christians must abide faithfully in their callings and perform their duties. Masters must put a new spirit into their oversight; slaves must become only the more diligent and faithful in their service; husbands and wives must remain faithful to their marriage vows, even when the new bond to Christ has been fashioned.
Within the Christian Church those called to any duty were required to exercise their gifts faith-fully. He who was called to be a minister of God was reminded that a steward must be found faithful (1 Corinthians 4:2). Each one must be faithful to the graces given by the Spirit, whether of prophecy, teaching, giving, or ruling (Romans 12:6). St. Paul claimed that he exhibited his faithfulness in teaching when he was dealing with the ease of fathers and their unmarried daughters (1 Corinthians 7:25). When he was expressing his judgment on this matter he said that he had no ‘command’ (ἐπιταγήν) to convey, but he gave his settled ‘opinion’ (γυωμήν), conscious that in so doing he was faithful to his stewardship under Christ.
As apostles were expected to be faithful in their teaching, so all Christians were expected to be faithful to the teaching they had received. As some of them were in danger of being ‘carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error’ (Ephesians 4:14; cf. Hebrews 13:9), they must all he on their guard to hold fast the faith of Christ, and, in spite of all anti-Christian influences, they must hold the traditions which they were taught, whether by word or by Epistle of the Apostle (2 Thessalonians 2:15). Indeed, in the Epistle to the Hebrews faith itself is almost identified with steadfast loyalty to the Unseen God, and thus passes into faithfulness, which marks the believer under manifold trials.
In the apostolic life faithfulness to friends, and especially to the se who were fellow-workers, was greatly prized. The first necessity for a Christian worker is that he should be, like Lydia, ‘faithful to Christ’ (πιστήν τῴ κυρίῳ, Acts 16:15); but he should be also, like Timothy, ‘faithful in Christ’ (πιστήν τῴ κυρίῳ, 1 Corinthians 4:17), i.e. faithful in the sphere of Christian duty. This faithfulness is required to be shown not only to those for whom work is done, but also to those with whom it is done. Thus when St. Paul speaks in the Epistle to the Colossians of Tychicus his messenger as ‘the beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow-servant in the Lord’ (Colossians 4:7), and of Onesimus as ‘the faithful and beloved brother’ (Colossians 4:9), he has before his mind chiefly the fidelity of these two brethren to himself the apostle and prisoner of the Lord, In 2 Tim. we have represented the unfaithfulness of Demas, who had forsaken the Apostle, ‘having loved this present world’; the faithfulness of St. Luke his companion-the beloved physician, who had remained true to him to the end; and the renewed faithfulness of John Mark, who had deserted St. Paul at one time, but who in later years was a proved and faithful servant (2 Timothy 4:10-11).
Christian faithfulness was to be observed throughout the whole of life, and especially through the many trials and tribulations of Christian experience. In the Epistles of St. Paul we find the Apostle on no fewer than six different occasions calling upon his readers to ‘stand fast’: ‘stand fast in the faith’ (στήκετε, ‘stand firmly and faithfully,’ 1 Corinthians 16:13); ‘stand fast in the liberty’ (Galatians 5:1); ‘in one spirit’ (Philippians 1:27); ‘in the Lord’ (Philippians 4:1, 1 Thessalonians 3:8); ‘and hold the traditions which ye were taught’ (2 Thessalonians 2:15). St. Paul was urgent that believers should he faithful to the highest in all their varied experiences. In the Apocalypse we find the same, insistence. The Church at Smyrna was exhorted to be ‘faithful unto death’ (Revelation 2:10), and the Church at Pergamum was commended for faithfulness even in the days when ‘witnessing’ for Christ became ‘martyrdom’ in the later meaning of that word (Revelation 2:13). This extreme faithfulness was founded on faith in God and love to Christ, but it was glorified still further by the expectation of ‘receiving the promise’ (Hebrews 10:36), of enjoying the ‘great recompense of reward’ (Hebrews 10:35), and of being awarded ‘the crown of life’ (Revelation 2:10). Even when faithfulness meant for apostolic Christians their resisting unto blood, they were sustained by the thought of the Master, who after enduring the Cross had entered into His joy and was set down at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2).
Literature.-W. A. Butler, Sermons2, 1st ser., 1852, p. 155; H. Bushnell, The New Life, 1860, p. 191; J. L. Jones, Faithfulness, 1890, p. 2; A. Shepherd, The Responsibility of God. 1906; W. H. G. Thomas, in Westminster Bible Conference, Mundesley, 1912, p. 143.
D. Macrae Tod.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Faithfulness
A. Noun.
'Ĕmûnâh (אֱמֻנָה, Strong's #530), “faithfulness.” This word occurs in Punic as 'ĕmûnâh (“certainty”). In the Hebrew Old Testament, the noun occurs 49 times, mainly in the Book of Psalms (22 times). The first occurrence of the word refers to Moses’ hands: “But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun” (Exod. 17:12).
The basic meaning of 'ĕmûnâh is “certainty” and “faithfulness.” Man may show himself “faithful” in his relations with his fellow men (1 Sam. 26:23). But generally, the Person to whom one is “faithful” is the Lord Himself: “And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of the Lord, faithfully, and with a perfect heart” (2 Chron. 19:9). The Lord has manifested His “faithfulness” to His people: “He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he” (Deut. 32:4). All his works reveal his “faithfulness” (Ps. 33:4). His commandments are an expression of his “faithfulness” (Ps. 119:86); those who seek them are found on the road of “faithfulness”: “I have chosen the way of truth & thy judgments have I laid before me” (Ps. 119:30). The Lord looks for those who seek to do His will with all their hearts. Their ways are established and His blessing rests on them: “A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent” (Prov. 28:20). The assurance of the abundance of life is in the expression quoted in the New Testament (Rom. 1:17; Gal. 3:11) from Hab. 2:4: “Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.”
The word 'ĕmûnâh is synonymous with tsedeq (“righteousness”—cf. Isa. 11:5), with chesed (“lovingkindness”—cf. Ps. 98:3, NASB), and with mishpat (“justice” cf. Jer. 5:1).
The relationship between God and Israel is best described by the word hesed (“love”); but as a synonym, 'ĕmûnâh fits very well. Hosea portrays God’s relation to Israel as a marriage and states God’s promise of “faithfulness” to Israel: “And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving-kindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness and thou shalt [1] the Lord” (Hos. 2:19-20). In these verses, the words “righteousness,” “judgment” (“justice”), “loving-kindness,” “mercies,” and “faithfulness” bear out the conclusion that the synonyms for 'ĕmûnâh are covenantal terms expressive of God’s “faithfulness” and “love.” The assurance of the covenant and the promises is established by God’s nature; He is “faithful.” Man’s acts (Prov. 12:22) and speech (12:17must reflect his favored status with God. As in the marriage relationship, “faithfulness” is not optional. For the relation to be established, the two parties are required to respond to each other in “faithfulness.” Isaiah and Jeremiah condemn the people for not being “faithful” to God: “Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the $ ; and I will pardon [2]” (Jer. 5:1; cf. Isa. 59:4; Jer. 7:28; 9:3).
Faithfulness will be established in the messianic era (Isa. 11:5). The prophetic expectation was fulfilled in Jesus Christ, as his contemporaries witnessed in Him God’s grace (cf. checed) and truth (cf. 'ĕmûnâh): “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him” (John 1:18). It is significant that John puts these two terms side by side, even as they are found together in the Old Testament.
The Septuagint translations are: aletheia (“truthfulness; dependability; uprightness; truth; reality”) and pistos (“trustworthy; faithfulnessreliability; rest; confidence; faith”). The KJV gives these translations: “faithfulness; truth; set office; faithfully; faithful. "
B. Verb.
'Âman (אָמַן, Strong's #539), “to be certain, enduring; to trust, believe.” This root is found in Akkadian, Ugaritic, and Phoenician. In the Old Testament, the word occurs fewer than 100 times. Three words are derived from this verb: 'âmen (“amen”—30 times; e.g., Ps. 106:48) ‘emet (“true”—127 times; e.g., Isa. 38:18), and ’emunah (“faithfulness”).
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Faithfulness
An infinite attribute of Jehovah; adapted to make perfect both the confidence of those who believe his word and rely on his promises, and the despair of those who doubt his word and defy his threatenings, Deuteronomy 28:26 Numbers 23:19 Psalm 89:33-34 Hebrews 10:23 .

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Faithfulness - Fidelity loyalty firm adherence to allegiance and duty as the Faithfulness of a subject. Truth veracity as the Faithfulness of God. Strict adherence to injunctions, and to the duties of a station as the Faithfulness of servants or ministers. Strict performance of promises, vows or covenants constancy in affection as the Faithfulness of a husband or wife
Unchangeableness of God - See Faithfulness and IMMUTABILITY OF GOD
Trueness - ) The quality of being true; reality; genuineness; Faithfulness; sincerity; exactness; truth
Faithfulness - In the Old Testament, God's Faithfulness and covenant love are closely related (Deuteronomy 7:9 ; Psalm 25:10 ; 85:10 ). The most profound example of his Faithfulness is the bond between God and the people of the northern kingdom of Israel. In spite of their unfaithfulness, God reminds them that he is betrothed to them in Faithfulness (Hosea 2:20 ). ...
The Israelites were expected to respond in Faithfulness to God because he had acted faithfully to them through the covenant. Just as God is both faithful and loving, those who believe in God need to exhibit Faithfulness and steadfast love in their lives (Proverbs 3:3 ). ...
In the New Testament, God also Acts in Faithfulness: He provides for both good and evil people (Matthew 5:45 ); he rewards those who do his good will (Matthew 6:4,6,18 ); he provides a way out for believers in the midst of temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13 ); he remains faithful as he fulfills his promises (2 Corinthians 1:18-19 ). ...
Christians, like the Israelites, are to respond to God in Faithfulness. Timothy is to select teachers who will exhibit Faithfulness, one of the outstanding characteristics of Christians
Faithfulness - ...
'Ĕmûnâh (אֱמֻנָה, Strong's #530), “faithfulness. ...
The basic meaning of 'ĕmûnâh is “certainty” and “faithfulness. The Lord has manifested His “faithfulness” to His people: “He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he” ( Faithfulness and thou shalt [1] the Lord” (
The Septuagint translations are: aletheia (“truthfulness; dependability; uprightness; truth; reality”) and pistos (“trustworthy; Faithfulnessreliability; rest; confidence; faith”). The KJV gives these translations: “faithfulness; truth; set office; faithfully; faithful. 38:18), and ’emunah (“faithfulness”)
Fidelity - 1: πίστις (Strong's #4102 — Noun Feminine — pistis — pis'-tis ) "faith, Faithfulness," is translated "fidelity" in Titus 2:10
Faithfulness - Faithfulness of God. -The apostolic writers agree with the general biblical teaching in ascribing Faithfulness to God as ‘keeping covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations’ (Hebrews 6:13-206). God’s Faithfulness was assured both by promise and by oath (1618452460_51). ...
This Divine Faithfulness was made by the apostles the ground of forgiveness and cleansing to those who confessed their sins (1 John 1:9), of deliverance in temptation from the power of evil (1 Corinthians 6:13, 2 Thessalonians 3:3), and of confidence in the final salvation of those who were called into the fellowship of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 1:9, 1 Thessalonians 5:24). Faithfulness of Christ. -It is noteworthy that in the Apocalypse, where Christians are being encouraged to endure, the Faithfulness of Christ is made prominent. But it is in Hebrews again that we find this Faithfulness enlarged upon. In the earlier sections of that Epistle, where the writer is comparing the work of Christ with that wrought by angels and prophets, he shows that both Moses and Christ were examples of Faithfulness, but Christ excelled, insomuch as a son’s Faithfulness over God’s house excels in quality that of a servant in the house. Faithfulness of Christians. -In the background of every Christian life the apostles placed the example of Christ and the attributes of God, and thus the Faithfulness they sought to practise and instil was linked with the Faithfulness of God. He acknowledged that there had been an alteration in certain details of his plans, but he asserted that this was due not to any passing inconsistency in his mind, but to greater Faithfulness to his unchangeable desire to help them. This is only one example of the apostolic belief that constant Faithfulness in Christian life came from faith in Christ, ‘the faithful and true,’ while apostatizing from the living God came from an evil heart of unbelief (Hebrews 3:12). ...
The Faithfulness urged by the apostles covered the whole of life. Paul claimed that he exhibited his Faithfulness in teaching when he was dealing with the ease of fathers and their unmarried daughters (1 Corinthians 7:25). Indeed, in the Epistle to the Hebrews faith itself is almost identified with steadfast loyalty to the Unseen God, and thus passes into Faithfulness, which marks the believer under manifold trials. ...
In the apostolic life Faithfulness to friends, and especially to the se who were fellow-workers, was greatly prized. This Faithfulness is required to be shown not only to those for whom work is done, but also to those with whom it is done. we have represented the unfaithfulness of Demas, who had forsaken the Apostle, ‘having loved this present world’; the Faithfulness of St. Luke his companion-the beloved physician, who had remained true to him to the end; and the renewed Faithfulness of John Mark, who had deserted St. ...
Christian Faithfulness was to be observed throughout the whole of life, and especially through the many trials and tribulations of Christian experience. The Church at Smyrna was exhorted to be ‘faithful unto death’ (Revelation 2:10), and the Church at Pergamum was commended for Faithfulness even in the days when ‘witnessing’ for Christ became ‘martyrdom’ in the later meaning of that word (Revelation 2:13). This extreme Faithfulness was founded on faith in God and love to Christ, but it was glorified still further by the expectation of ‘receiving the promise’ (Hebrews 10:36), of enjoying the ‘great recompense of reward’ (Hebrews 10:35), and of being awarded ‘the crown of life’ (Revelation 2:10). Even when Faithfulness meant for apostolic Christians their resisting unto blood, they were sustained by the thought of the Master, who after enduring the Cross had entered into His joy and was set down at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2). Jones, Faithfulness, 1890, p
Faithfulness - The RV corrects the AV "faith" to "faithfulness" in Romans 3:3 ; Galatians 5:22
Athlai - ” A man who agreed under Ezra's leadership to divorce his foreign wife and return to Faithfulness to Yahweh
Jealousy - ) The quality of being jealous; earnest concern or solicitude; painful apprehension of rivalship in cases nearly affecting one's happiness; painful suspicion of the Faithfulness of husband, wife, or lover
Fidelity - Faithfulness, or the conscientious discharge of those duties of a religious, personal, and relative nature, which we are bound to perform
Fidelity - ) Faithfulness; adherence to right; careful and exact observance of duty, or discharge of obligations
Fastness - ) The state of being fast and firm; firmness; fixedness; security; Faithfulness
Unbelief - In the New Testament, disbelief of the truth of the gospel, rejection of Christ as the Savior of men, and of the doctrines he taught distrust of God's promises and Faithfulness, &c
Girdle - (Exodus 20:4-8) The holy Scriptures, by a beautiful allusion to this strengthener of a man's loins by the girdle, conveys to the church a most lively and striking idea of God's strengthening himself in his Faithfulness to his people. "Righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and Faithfulness the girdle of his reins. " (Isaiah 11:5) The meaning is, that as the labourer goeth forth in the morning of the day to his labour, and strengthens himself for the work by bracing up his loins with his girdle; so the Lord, speaking after the manner of men, takes his righteousness for the girdle of his administration, which cleaves to him as the girdle to the loins of a man; and his Faithfulness becomes the bandage of his word and truth to all his covenant promises, as the rectitude of his reins
Jealous - ) Disposed to suspect rivalry in matters of interest and affection; apprehensive regarding the motives of possible rivals, or the fidelity of friends; distrustful; having morbid fear of rivalry in love or preference given to another; painfully suspicious of the Faithfulness of husband, wife, or lover
Falsehood - Here we see the opposites: “falsehood” and “faithfulness. ” As “faithfulness” is a relational term, “falsehood” denotes “one’s inability to keep faith” with what one has said or to respond positively to the Faithfulness of another being
Pastor - Jesus Christ's description of an evangelical pastor, Matthew 24:45 , includes two things, Faithfulness and prudence. His prudence suffers not deceivers easily to impose upon him; and his Faithfulness will not suffer him knowingly to impose upon his people. His prudence will enable him to discern, and his Faithfulness oblige him to distribute wholesome food to his flock. "Ministerial Faithfulness includes pure and spiritual aims and intentions for God, Philippians 2:20-21 . Faithfulness will fix the eye upon the right end; but it is prudence must direct to the proper means of attaining it
Censure - Faithfulness in reproving another differs from censoriousness: the former arises from love to truth, and respect for the person; the latter is a disposition that loves to find fault
Edification - To edify others there should be love, spiritual conversation, forbearance, Faithfulness, benevolent exertions, and uniformity of conduct
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Rainbow - It was appointed as a witness of the divine Faithfulness (Genesis 9:12-17 )
Midwife - Their Faithfulness was rewarded with families of their own (Exodus 1:21 ), suggesting that childless women frequently served as midwives
Earnest - Sweet evidence of divine Faithfulness!...
Faithfulness (2) - FAITHFULNESS. )—...
‘The deepest hunger of a faithful heart...
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Heritage - Revelation 21:7 speaks of the water of life as the heritage of those martyrs who conquered through their Faithfulness
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Moses, model of Faithfulness
Fidelity - Faithfulness careful and exact observance of duty, or performance of obligations
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Hebrews urges imitation of the Faithfulness and patient endurance of those who inherited the promises (Hebrews 6:12 ) and the Faithfulness of church leaders (Hebrews 13:7 )
Jealousy - It is a desire so strong that it demands Faithfulness and opposes all that would tempt to unfaithfulness (Numbers 5:12-15; Proverbs 6:32-35). He desires their Faithfulness and has a deep concern for their well-being (Exodus 20:4-5; Deuteronomy 6:15; Joshua 24:19; Psalms 78:58; Zechariah 1:14; 1 Corinthians 10:21-22; James 4:5)
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Pictorial athletic imagery was used to summon Christians to Faithfulness as they prepared themselves for the race of life (cf. The repeated failures of Israel to maintain Faithfulness to God in the exodus and at later times provided the New Testament writers with forceful models of the nature of tragedy and unrealized hopes among God's people. These examples supplied the raw materials for Paul and others to formulate clear warnings to Christians about turning or retreating from the way of Faithfulness and authenticity of life (e. They view endurance as a crucial aspect of a human's response in Faithfulness to the gracious, loving God who in giving Christ provides acceptance and salvation (John 3:16 )
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The epistle consists mainly, (1) of counsels to Timothy regarding the worship and organization of the Church, and the responsibilities resting on its several members; and (2) of exhortation to Faithfulness in maintaining the truth amid surrounding errors
Faithful - After what hath been said under the foregoing article of faith, I shall not think it necessary to add much on the subject of Faithfulness
Philadelphia - The address to Philadelphia shows that the church there was characterised by little strength, but by Faithfulness
Truth - ) Fidelity; constancy; steadfastness; Faithfulness
Rainbow, - The rainbow is a symbol of God's Faithfulness and mercy
Jesuit Rings - As many as 30 have been taken from a single grave, testifying to the Faithfulness of their owner
Isaiah, Martyrdom of - Hebrews 11:37 is a likely allusion to such a tradition of the Faithfulness and martyrdom of Isaiah
Rechabites - Jeremiah contrasted their Faithfulness to the commandments of their ancestor with the faithlessness of the people of Judah to the Lord
Ittai - In spite of being urged by David to return to his home, he determined to follow the king in his misfortune, affirming his Faithfulness in the beautiful words: ‘As the Lord liveth, and as my lord the king liveth, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether for death or for life, even there also will thy servant be’ ( 2 Samuel 15:21 )
Uriah - The simple Faithfulness of Uriah foiled David in his endeavour to cover his sin
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God and the Biblical Use of Truth The essential idea of truth in the Bible is not conformity to some external standard but Faithfulness or reliability. In the case of God, of course, Faithfulness or reliability is not measured by any external standard. God's truth (faithfulness or reliability) is the truth that is basic for all other truth, (Deuteronomy 7:9-10 ). ...
The “truth” of God's commandments grows out of the fact of God and His truth (faithfulness or reliability). The great confession given by Ezra after the Jews returned from bondage in Babylon emphasized God's nature as truth (faithfulness) in what He did in creation, election, redemption, and the giving of the law: “You came down also upon Mount Sinai, and spoke with them from heaven and gave them right ordinances and true laws, good statutes and commandments, and you made known your holy sabbath to them and gave them commandments and statutes and a law through your servant Moses” (Nehemiah 9:13-14 NRSV). The truth of God is described in the words “faithfulness” (Romans 3:3 ) and “justice” (Romans 3:5 )
Jehoiada - The death of Jehoiada marked a precipitous decline in the king's goodness and Faithfulness to the Lord (2 Chronicles 22-24 )
Archippus - Laymen may admonish clergy of their duty, when scriptural Faithfulness requires it and they admonish in meekness
Rainbow - The beautiful bow in the cloud should ever call to mind His abiding Faithfulness
Faith - , Matthew 23:23 ; Romans 3:3 , RV, "the Faithfulness of God;" Galatians 5:22 (RV, "faithfulness"); Titus 2:10 , "fidelity;" (c) by metonymy, what is believed, the contents of belief, the "faith," Acts 6:7 ; 14:22 ; Galatians 1:23 ; 3:25 [3]; Galatians 6:10 ; Philippians 1:27 ; 1 Thessalonians 3:10 ; Jude 1:3,20 (and perhaps 2 Thessalonians 3:2 ); (d) a ground for "faith," an assurance, Acts 17:31 (not as in AV, marg. See ASSURANCE , BELIEF , Faithfulness , FIDELITY
Faith - , Matthew 23:23 ; Romans 3:3 , RV, "the Faithfulness of God;" Galatians 5:22 (RV, "faithfulness"); Titus 2:10 , "fidelity;" (c) by metonymy, what is believed, the contents of belief, the "faith," Acts 6:7 ; 14:22 ; Galatians 1:23 ; 3:25 [3]; Galatians 6:10 ; Philippians 1:27 ; 1 Thessalonians 3:10 ; Jude 1:3,20 (and perhaps 2 Thessalonians 3:2 ); (d) a ground for "faith," an assurance, Acts 17:31 (not as in AV, marg. See ASSURANCE , BELIEF , Faithfulness , FIDELITY
Pillar of Cloud And Fire - Nehemiah used the pillar as a sign of God's Faithfulness (Nehemiah 9:12 ,Nehemiah 9:12,9:19 )
Ambassador - Majesty, Faithfulness, yet withal tenderness, are implied
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Exodus 16:35 (c) GOD's Faithfulness was tested and found to be sufficient for all the needs
Confide - To trust to rely on, with a persuasion of Faithfulness or veracity in the person trusted or of the reality of a fact to give credit to to believe in, with assurance followed by in
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There is another sense of the word parable, in which it is sometimes used in Scripture when spoken in a way of reproach; hence Moses, when charging Israel to Faithfulness, declares that if the people of God apostatize from him, and set up idols in the land, the Lord would scatter them among all nations, "and thou shalt become (saith Moses) an astonishment, a proverb, (or parable) and a by-word, among all nations whither the Lord shall lead thee
Endurance - Through their endurance, however, they will prove God’s Faithfulness and develop true Christian character (Romans 5:3-4; 2 Corinthians 1:6; 2 Thessalonians 1:3-4; 2 Timothy 2:3-6; 2 Timothy 2:10-13; Hebrews 11:27; James 1:12; see PERSECUTION; SUFFERING; TESTING)
Bow - Though the divine righteousness requires a deluge of wrath on the faithless, God's Faithfulness will only shine forth on the elect remnant the brighter for the tribulation that necessarily precedes (compare Isaiah 54:8-10). It is the emblem of God's loving Faithfulness to His covenant with His people, and the pledge of sure hope to them
Perseverance - Israel's failure of Faithfulness in the Exodus was also a haunting picture for Christians, and the inspired New Testament writers found it to be an important basis for warning (see 1 Corinthians 10:1-14 ; Hebrews 3:7-19 ). It is the human side of the salvation equation, and it deals with Faithfulness of Christians in matters of God's will (James 1:25 ). Perseverance is thus a call to Faithfulness, but it is also an affirmation that somehow, in spite of our failures, God will bring His committed people through the difficulties and concerns of life to their promised destiny in Christ
Faith - The promises of God, or his truth and Faithfulness. Faithfulness fidelity a strict adherence to duty and fulfillment of promises. Sincerity honesty veracity Faithfulness
Lovingkindness - For the combination of ‘lovingkindness’ with ‘faithfulness’ see Psalms 89:1-52 , where each word occurs seven times, and cf
Hanani - Hanani was imprisoned for his Faithfulness (2 Chronicles 16:1-4; 2 Chronicles 16:7-10; compare Jeremiah 20:2; Matthew 14:3)
Caleb - As a reward for his Faithfulness Caleb is specially singled out for Jahweh’s favour ( Numbers 14:24 ; Numbers 14:30 ; Numbers 14:38 , Deuteronomy 1:36 )
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* A witness of God's rights in His people, Psalm 105:14,15 , and that He will vindicate His Faithfulness in His ways with them even when they are unfaithful
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The lasting element of God’s covenantal Faithfulness is variously expressed with the word dôr: “Thy Faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth” ( Girdle - "Righteousness and Faithfulness" are the girdle of the Messiah (Isaiah 11:5 )
Master - One day their Master will assess their Faithfulness in service and reward them accordingly (Matthew 25:14-30; Mark 13:33-37; Romans 14:4; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5; see also STEWARD)
Unbelief - It is often taken for distrust of God's Faithfulness, but more particularly for the discrediting the testimony of God's word concerning his Son, John 3:18-19
Rechabites - It was said of them that because of their Faithfulness to their father's commands Jonadab should not want a man to stand before God for ever
Divine Retribution - As in the Old Testament, the standard for reward and punishment is still God's character, His Faithfulness. Furthermore, since it is a revelation both of God's Faithfulness and of His wrath, gospel preaching enacts the process of end-time judgment
God - JΕΗΟVΑΗ , His unchangeable Faithfulness to His covenanted promises to His people. So long as they obeyed, Providence engaged national prosperity; dependent not on political rules or military spirit, as in worldly nations, but on religious Faithfulness
Theft - " This law requires justice, truth, and Faithfulness in all our dealings with men; to owe no man any thing, but to give to all their dues; to be true to all engagements, promises, and contracts; and to be faithful in whatever is committed to our care and trust
Household - It was their dependent and helpless condition which was the test of the steward’s Faithfulness to his trust
Betrothed - I will even betroth thee unto me in Faithfulness, and thou shalt know the Lord
Martyr - The history of the church records the Faithfulness of many of these
Esther - Throughout, the book points to justice and indicates that Faithfulness to the covenant people is a duty whether it pays or not. Humble Faithfulness can lead to large responsibilities (Esther 1:1-2:18 ). Faithfulness to one's people can be expressed through service to a foreign ruler (Esther 2:19-3:15 ). God's providence brings reward for Faithfulness and joy to God's people (Esther 8:1-17 )
Phinehas - For his Faithfulness on that occasion he received the divine approbation (10-13)
Doctrine - Thus the idea of God's sovereignty excites submission; his power and justice promote fear; his holiness, humility and purity; his goodness, a ground of hope; his love excites joy; the obscurity of his providence requires patience; his Faithfulness, confidence
Smyrna - Christ promises Smyrna "a crown of life" (compare James 1:12; 2 Timothy 4:8 "of righteousness," 1 Peter 5:4 "of glory") in reward for "faithfulness unto death. Smyrna's Faithfulness is rewarded by its candlestick not having been wholly removed; from whence the Turks call it "infidel Smyrna
Believe - So here 'âman represents both “truthfulness” and “faithfulness” (cf. …” There is a good reason here to understand the word 'âman as referring to what God has done (“faithfulness”), rather than what He will do (“trustworthy”), because He has already proved Himself faithful by keeping the covenant. Therefore, the translation would become, “… faithful God who has kept His covenant and Faithfulness, those who love Him kept …” (cf. ...
'Ěmûnâh (אֱמֻנָה,Strong's #530), “firmness; Faithfulness; truth; honesty; official obligation. ”The most frequent sense of 'ĕmûnâh is “faithfulness,” as illustrated by Faithfulness
Girdle - Of the Lord when He comes to reign it is said, "Righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and Faithfulness the girdle of his reins
Nicolaitans - They persuaded many to escape obloquy by yielding as to "eating idol meats," which was then a test of Faithfulness (compare 1 Corinthians 8 and 1 Corinthians 10:25-33); they even joined in the "fornication" of the idol feasts, as though permitted by Christ's "law of liberty
Noah - And 350 years did he live among his posterity, a monument of God's justice and God's Faithfulness
Thanksgiving - Thankfulness was expressed: for personal (Psalm 35:18 ) and national deliverance (Psalm 44:7-8 ); for God's Faithfulness to the covenant (Psalm 100:5 ); and for forgiveness (Psalm 30:4-5 ; Isaiah 12:1 )
Beatitudes - “They which are persecuted” denotes Faithfulness under stress (Matthew 5:10-12 )
mi'Cah, the Book of - The whole concludes with a triumphal song of joy at the great deliverance, like that from Egypt, which jehovah will achieve, and a full acknowledgment of his mercy and Faithfulness of his promises
Fruit - The continuing fruitfulness of Israel's trees was dependent on Faithfulness to the covenant (Deuteronomy 28:4 ,Deuteronomy 28:4,28:11 ,Deuteronomy 28:11,28:18 )
Book of Life - The book of life is the heavenly record (Luke 10:20 ; Hebrews 12:23 ) written by God before the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8 ; Revelation 17:8 ) containing the names of those who are destined because of God's grace and their Faithfulness to participate in God's heavenly kingdom
Armor - " In Psalm 91:4 , David reveals that security is grounded specifically on the absolute Faithfulness of God
Longsuffering - ’ In the NT the longsuffering of God is regarded as a proof of His ‘goodness’ ( Romans 2:4 ; here and elsewhere ‘longsuffering,’ || ‘ forbearance ’ [6]) and of his Faithfulness ( 2 Peter 3:9 ; 2 Peter 3:15 ); it is manifested in the gracious restraint which characterizes His attitude towards those who deserve His wrath ( Romans 9:22 , 1 Peter 3:20 )
Truth - The truth of God, is his veracity and Faithfulness
Nicola'Itans - In a time of persecution, when the eating or not eating of things sacrificed to idols was more than ever a crucial test of Faithfulness, they persuaded men more than ever that was a thing indifferent
Jonathan - ’ The Faithfulness and trustworthiness of Jonathan as here shown gives an insight into what must have been that friendship for David which has become proverbial. All the characteristics of truest friendship are seen in Jonathan in their full beauty love ( 1 Samuel 18:1 ), Faithfulness ( 1 Samuel 20:2 ff)
Make (Cut) a Covenant - In such a covenant the one passing through the pieces pledged his Faithfulness to the covenant. If that Faithfulness was broken, he called death upon himself, or the same fate which befell the animals
Faithfulness of God - Whoever will take the pains to compare the predictions of the birth, poverty, life, sufferings, death, resurrection, and ascension of Christ, with the accomplishment of the same, will find a striking demonstration of the Faithfulness of God
Mercy-Seat - And how can a soul come short of salvation that acts faith upon the infinite merits of God the Son's righteousness, and the infinite Faithfulness of God the Father's grace?...
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Malachi - Instead of blessings they faced drought, famine, poverty, oppression, and unfaithfulness to spouses and to God. ...
Book The purpose of Malachi was to assure his people that God still loved them, but He demanded honor, respect, and Faithfulness from them. A dispute about Faithfulness (Malachi 2:10-16 )...
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Gain - Here the gain depends less on sacrifice than on diligence and Faithfulness. Here there is the need of sacrifice, the sacrifice of pride, of social and racial prejudice; and there is also the need of Faithfulness and diligence
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The hearty, cordial, and sincere belief in these blessed truths of God is called faith, because it is giving credit to the testimony of God, and relying upon his Faithfulness for the fulfilment of them. Not the greatness and blessedness of the promise; but the greatness, blessedness, and Faithfulness of the Promiser
Truth - Frequently it denotes Faithfulness, especially the Faithfulness of a man to God ( 2 Kings 20:3 ) and of God to men ( Genesis 32:10 ). When God is described as a ‘God of truth,’ His Faithfulness to His promises may be especially in view ( Psalms 31:5 )
Faithful - This sort of fidelity, or Faithfulness, is used in both the Old Testament and the New Testament to describe God's relation to the world and to describe the quality of relationship that Israel and Christians are called upon to have with God and with one another
City - So, our Lord represents the different servants having the number of cities assigned them in proportion to their Faithfulness (Luke 19:17; Luke 19:19)
Adultery - is the act of unfaithfulness in marriage that occurs when one of the marriage partners voluntarily engages in sexual intercourse with a person of the opposite sex other than the marriage partner. ...
Old Testament Israel's covenant law prohibited adultery (Exodus 20:14 ) and thereby made Faithfulness to the marriage relationship central in the divine will for human relationships. ...
Several Old Testament prophets used adultery as a metaphor to describe unfaithfulness to God. Idolatry (Mark 10:11-1266 ) and other pagan religious practices (Jeremiah 3:6-10 ) were viewed as adulterous unfaithfulness to the exclusive covenant that God established with His people. Divorce does not break the bond, so remarriage is viewed as adultery except in cases where unfaithfulness was the reason for the divorce (Matthew 5:32 ; 1618452460_9 )
Continuity - It may express a firm belief in God’s Faithfulness: “Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Lord: let thy loving-kindness and thy truth continually preserve me” ( Security - This condition is contingent on their Faithfulness to God ( Judgment Seat - " There they will receive rewards for their Faithfulness to the Lord
Dan'Iel - (Daniel 5:10-28 ) At the accession of Darius he was made first of the "three presidents" of the empire, (Daniel 6:2 ) and was delivered from the lion's den, into which he had been cast for his Faithfulness to the rites of his faith
Gad - (2 Samuel 24:11) The character of this man is well spoken of, by his conduct and Faithfulness, in Scripture
Promise - That is, salvation is God’s gift, dependent on God’s Faithfulness and in no way a reward for human effort or merit (Galatians 3:18; Galatians 4:23-28; 2 Timothy 1:1; Hebrews 4:1; Hebrews 10:36)
Pergamos - The Nicolaitanes persuaded some to escape obloquy by yielding in the test of Faithfulness, the eating of idol meats; even further, on the plea of Christian "liberty," to join in fornication which was a regular concomitant of certain idols' worship
Daniel - reads "one" of the "three presidents" of the empire, Daniel 6:2, and was delivered from the lion's den, into which he had been cast for his Faithfulness in the worship of Jehovah
Concupiscence - He called on Faithfulness in marriage rather than on the immoral practices of the Greek and Roman world of his day (1618452460_3 )
Goodness - It is a character that combines love, mercy, patience, Faithfulness, justice, holiness and wrath in perfect balance (Exodus 33:19; Exodus 34:5-7; Psalms 86:5; Romans 11:22)
Immutability of God - (ihm myoo ta bihl' ih tee) The unchangeability of God; in biblical theology, a reference to God's unchanging commitment and Faithfulness to the salvation of humanity
Azariah - Hebrew name of (See ABEDNEGO (Daniel 1:6-19; Daniel 1:3); of the seed royal of Judah; fulfilling the prophecy to Hezekiah (Isaiah 39:5-7); famed for beauty, wisdom, above all Faithfulness unto death, and for his miraculous deliverance from the furnace
Elder - Guise, on the passage 1 Timothy 5:17 , "that the apostle intends only preaching elders, when he directs double honour to be paid to the elders that rule well, especially those who labour in the word and doctrine; and that the distinction lies not in the order of officers, but in the degree of their diligence, Faithfulness, and eminence in laboriously fulfilling their ministerial work; and to the emphasis is to be laid on the word labour in the word and doctrine, which has an especially annexed to it
Reward - This article is concerned only with rewards in the good sense, namely, the gifts God gives to his people for their Faithfulness and service
Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachthani - Perhaps the most serious difficulty of this view is that it raises the question of whether the idea of God the Father turning His back on the obedient Son is consistent with the general biblical teaching of the steadfastness and Faithfulness of God
Temptations, the Lord's - ...
The second temptation was to prove God's Faithfulness to His word by Christ casting Himself down from a height, because there was a promise that the angels would bear Him up
Zerubbabel - This act of Faithfulness drew upon them the open opposition of their enemies, who also obtained authority from Persia to stop the work, though apparently they had ceased to build before this took place
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God’s Faithfulness to believing ancestors should be an encouragement (Psalms 22:4; Luke 1:72-73), his punishment on unbelievers a warning (Numbers 32:7-8; Zechariah 1:4-5)
Daniel, Book of - Faithfulness in prayer despite secular laws overcomes conspiracy, brings deliverance from the lions' den, leads the king to command fear of the true God, and brings political prosperity (Daniel 6:1-28 ). Daniel encouraged the faithful to stand firm in Faithfulness to the heritage of Israel. All agree that prophecy is both exhortation of a present generation to Faithfulness and painting of a future hope. ...
Whichever stance one takes in interpreting the details of Daniel, the inspired book continues to give hope, strength, and courage to God's people, especially in times of persecution, and to call for ultimate Faithfulness no matter the temptations faced
Genesis - In that world God continues to condemn sin, bless Faithfulness, and yet show grace to sinners (Genesis 4:1-15 ). It climaxes in God's covenant with Abraham in which Abraham shows Faithfulness in the sign of circumcision and God renews His promises. Human reflection upon the book from the point of its origin onward has not completely understood its theological richness and its call to covenant Faithfulness and hope. God proves His Faithfulness for the next generation (Genesis 24:1-67 )
Denial - Denial as an act of covenant faithlessness contrasts with the abiding Faithfulness of God as Savior (2 Timothy 2:12-13 ). ...
Israel's unfaithfulness—her denial and rejection of God and of his lawresulted in the breaking of the covenant relationship (2 Kings 17:15,20 ; Jeremiah 9:6-9 ; 11:10 ; cf
Areopagus - " They brought him up from below, probably by the steps already described, and, seated on the benches, heard from him the memorable address, so happily adapted in its uncompromising Faithfulness, as well as scholarlike allusions, to the learned auditory, recorded in Acts 17
Sifting - ‘As the wheat in the sieve is shaken backwards and forwards, and thus the refuse separates itself from the grain, and falls out; so Satan wishes to trouble you and toss you about (by vexations, terrors, dangers, afflictions) in order to bring your Faithfulness to me to decay’ (Meyer’s Luke 22:31)
Temptation - The Lord therefore may, and the Lord will, bring his people as he himself was led up before them into the wilderness of temptation to try their spirits, and to prove his Faithfulness: but the issue is not doubtful
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In the New Testament the source of affliction is (1) the natural conditions of humanity (James 1:27 ); (2) persecution because of Faithfulness to Christ (2 Corinthians 6:4 ; 1 Thessalonians 1:6 ); (3) discipline for the purpose of maturing the Christian faith; and (4) the result of personal sin (Galatians 6:7 )
Faithful, Faithfully, Faithless - , Acts 16:1 (feminine); 2 Corinthians 6:15 ; Galatians 3:9 seems best taken in this respect, as the context lays stress upon Abraham's "faith" in God, rather than upon his "faithfulness
Charity - It is Faithfulness in the friend, public spirit in the magistrate, equity and patience in the judge, moderation in the sovereign, and loyalty in the subject
Balaam - In Revelation 2:14 , the church at Pergamos was complimented for Faithfulness under persecution, but also warned that some followed after Balaam in offering meat to idols and in immorality
Kindness - It was the Faithfulness expected of a good person (Proverbs 3:3 )
Silas - " The uncertainty is not as to Silas's Faithfulness to them (which is strongly marked by the article in the Sinaiticus and Alexandrinus manuscripts), but as to whether he or some other would prove to be the bearer of the epistle, addressed as it was to five provinces, all of which Silas might not reach
Samuel, Books of - The call for covenant commitment and obedience, the forgiveness and mercy of God, the sovereignty of God in human history, the significance of prayer and praise, the Faithfulness of God to fulfill prophecy, the need for Faithfulness to human leaders, the holy presence of God among His people, the nature of human friendship, and the importance of family relationships all echo forth from these books. God rewards the righteousness and Faithfulness of His chosen leader (1 Samuel 26:1-25 )
Gentleness - "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, Faithfulness, gentleness and self-control" (Galatians 5:22-23 ), a cluster of qualities each of which reinforces and finds expression in the others
Jehoshaphat - The Faithfulness of the Lord in chastening Jehoshaphat is very marked, and in not allowing him to be in a false position which practically denied the name of the Lord
Jeremiah - Faithfulness at such a time, could not fail of bringing upon the poor preacher the hatred and indignation of all of a contrary way of thinking to himself
New; New Moon - 3:23, where châdâsh appears to mean “renewed”; just as God’s creation is renewed and refreshed, so is His compassion and lovingkindness: “They are new every morning: great is thy Faithfulness
Elijah - His bold Faithfulness provoked the wrath of Ahab and Jezebel, especially when he threatened several years of drought and famine as a punishment for the sins of Israel, B
Perseverance - God, as a Being possessed of infinite love, Faithfulness, wisdom, and power, can hardly be supposed to suffer any of his people finally to fall into perdition. His Faithfulness to them and to his promise is not founded upon their merit, but his own will and goodness: this, therefore, cannot be violated, Malachi 3:6
Instruction - The church instructs its members in Faithfulness, morality, honesty, and integrity
Meshach - So far from losing by Faithfulness, they "appeared in countenance fairer and fatter than all who did eat the king's meat," illustrating Deuteronomy 8:3; 1 Kings 3:11-13; Matthew 6:33
Grief, Grieving - The end of the ordeal is marked by a reaffirmation of God's covenantal Faithfulness to his entire creation (Genesis 8:21-22 )
Manna - To the church in Pergamos, Jesus encouraged Faithfulness by promising that true believers would receive "hidden manna" to eat (Revelation 2:17 )
Elijah - But did the ‘great refusal’ of the majority prove either that all Israel was unfaithful or that God had cast off His people? No, for (a) now as in Elijah’s time there were splendid exceptions, forming a remnant (λεῖμμα = שְׁאָר) which was the true Israel; and (b) God’s immutable Faithfulness made the idea of a rejection incredible and almost unthinkable
Business - The actual giving up of rights may sometimes be demanded by Faithfulness to the gospel
Abraham - As a reward for Abraham's Faithfulness, God renewed the covenant promises of great blessing and the growth of a mighty nation to father and son
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The barren tree was cumbering the ground, making it useless for the purpose of its existence, Luke 13:7 ; the unbelief of the Jews could not "make of none effect" the Faithfulness of God, Romans 3:3 ; the preaching of the Gospel could not "make of none effect" the moral enactments of the Law, Romans 3:31 ; the Law could not make the promise of "none effect," Romans 4:14 ; Galatians 3:17 ; the effect of the identification of the believer with Christ in His death is to render inactive his body in regard to sin, Romans 6:6 ; the death of a woman's first husband discharges her from the law of the husband, that is, it makes void her status as his wife in the eyes of the law, Romans 7:2 ; in that sense the believer has been discharged from the Law, Romans 7:6 ; God has chosen things that are not "to bring to nought things that are," i
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He gave a noble proof of Faithfulness combined with wisdom at this early age, by abstaining from the food of the king's table, as being defiled with the usual idolatry at pagan feasts (Daniel 1:8-16), living for ten days' trial on pulse and water, and at the end looking fairer and fatter than those fed on the king's dainties. Envy often follows high office which men so covet; so, by a law cunningly extorted by his enemies from the weak Darius, that none should offer petition to man or god except to the king for 30 days, as though it were a test of loyalty, on pain of being cast into a lions' den, Daniel was cast in and was delivered by God, who thus rewarded his pious Faithfulness (Daniel 6). ...
Personal purity and selfrestraint amidst the world's corrupting luxuries (Daniel 1:8-16; compare Moses, Hebrews 11:25; Joseph, Genesis 39:9); Faithfulness to God at all costs, and fearless witnessing for God before great men (Daniel 5:17-23), unbribed by lucre and unawed by threats (Daniel 6:10-11); the holiest and most single-minded patriotism which with burning prayers interceded for his chastened countrymen (Daniel 9); intimate communion with God, so that, like the beloved disciple and apocalyptic seer of the New Testament, John, Daniel also is called" a man greatly beloved," and this twice, by the angel of the Lord (Daniel 9:23; Daniel 10:11), and received the exact disclosure of the date of Messiah's advent, the 70 weeks of years, and the successive events down to the Lord's final advent for the deliverance of His people: these are all prominent characteristics of this man of God
Habakkuk - The term “faith” has more of the sense of Faithfulness or conviction that results in action. A Prophet Perceiving: The Righteous Shall Live by Faithfulness (Habakkuk 2:1-20 )
Micah, Book of - God in Righteousness, Love, and Faithfulness Will Forgive and Renew His People (Micah 7:7-20 ). The incomparable God of patience, mercy, compassion, and Faithfulness will forgive and renew His people (Micah 7:18-20 )
Matthew, Theology of - Israel, the descendants of Abraham, however, did not always live in covenantal Faithfulness; thus, God developed a system of punishment or reward, depending on Israel's Faithfulness (cf. The story is now different: those who follow Jesus are the true descendants of Abraham and they alone will enjoy the covenantal Faithfulness of Israel's God. All those who respond to Jesus in faith and covenantal Faithfulness enjoy that kingdom (4:17; 8:14-17; 16:21; 20:28; 26:29). The Faithfulness of Israel's God to the nation of Israel was the bedrock of Israel's confidence in God
Matrimony - They consist essentially in the expression of mutual consent, the blessing of the union by the priest, and the giving of the wedding-ring, a symbol of Faithfulness
Righteousness - , Romans 3:5 , the context of which shows that "the righteousness of God" means essentially the same as His Faithfulness, or truthfulness, that which is consistent with His own nature and promises; Romans 3:25,26 speaks of His "righteousness" as exhibited in the Death of Christ, which is sufficient to show men that God is neither indifferent to sin nor regards it lightly
Account - The judgment of the latter, however, is retributory and involves rejection; that of the former is for a place, higher or lower, within the heavenly Kingdom; and this place is in accordance with the Faithfulness and quality of their service while in the body
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Assurance can be linked to faith and Faithfulness (Hebrews 10:22 ), because it is one of the ways that the biblical writers describe an authentic relationship with God
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There they resisted the temptation to drink wine; and Jeremiah makes their Faithfulness to their earthly father a reproof of Israel's unfaithfulness to their heavenly Father
Hand - To "give the hand" assures of Faithfulness and friendship (2 Kings 10:15); also submission, "she hath given her hand," i
Steward - In 1 Corinthians 4:2, ζητεῖται ἐν τοῖς οἰκονόμοις ἵνα πιστός τις εὑρεθῇ, the Faithfulness of stewards in general is spoken of; but the phrase follows directly upon a special kind of stewardship (οἰκονόμους μυστηρίων θεοῦ)
Testimony - The ten words are—testimonies, way, law, commandments, precepts, word, judgments, truth, (or Faithfulness) statutes, and righteousness
Propitiation - It is indeed a speaking blood, for it speaks to God of Jesus's preciousness, and it speaks from God of the Father's Faithfulness; and by both to confirm the blood of the covenant
Cheerfulness - There is much in human life to give gladness-meetings with friends (Philippians 2:28-29, 2 Timothy 1:4, 2 John 1:12), even the very remembrance of them (Philippians 1:4), the sharing of the joys of others (Romans 12:15, 1 Corinthians 12:26), the success of one’s work (Philippians 2:16), the Faithfulness of converts (1618452460_1), their repentance after error (2 Corinthians 7:9), their thoughtful liberality (Philippians 4:10)
Be - Even here the verb is somewhat dynamic, since the statement recognizes God’s presence, man’s Faithfulness (or rebellion), and God’s intent to accomplish the result pronounced
Witness - The testimony of the church is characterised by — separation from the world; devotedness to the interests of the Lord Jesus on earth; Faithfulness to the truth; unblamable moral conduct; and indeed, as the pillar and ground of the truth, by everything that becometh godliness
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The Faithfulness of Mordecai exposed him to the anger and resentment of Haman the Hagagite
Morning - The psalmist prays that it is good “to show forth thy loving-kindness in the morning, and thy Faithfulness every night” ( Dispensation, - ...
Under these varied administrations the goodness and Faithfulness of God shine out, and the failure of man is everywhere made manifest
Johanan - After the lesson just given in Jerusalem's overthrow, one would have thought the Jews would never more have doubted God's Faithfulness to His threats as well as to His promises
Pleasure - Hand or eye may well be sacrificed for the sake of Faithfulness to Christ in the hope of eternal salvation (Matthew 5:29-30, Mark 9:43; Mark 9:47)
Mercy, Merciful - Other English versions render it as “steadfast love” (NRSV), “lovingkindness” (NAS), “loyalty” or “constant love” (REB), “love” or “unfailing love” (NIV), “faithfulness” (TEV). Nowhere is their interrelatedness more evident than in the following recurrent Old Testament liturgy which combines all three: “God is merciful ( racham ) and gracious (chana ), slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love (chesed ) and Faithfulness” (Exodus 34:6 ; Numbers 14:18 ; Nehemiah 9:17 ; Psalm 86:15 ; Psalm 103:8 ; Psalm 145:8 ; Joel 2:13 ; Jonah 4:2 ). Conclusion As with the Old Testament, the New Testament treatment of God's mercy cannot be separated from His love, His grace, and His Faithfulness
Offices in the New Testament - The order of the church is not based on a hierarchy of position and authority but on the Faithfulness of the members in exercising their gifts of ministry. Apparently referring to a distinct office, 1 Timothy 5:5-10 gives instruction for enrolling in Christian service widows who had demonstrated their maturity and Faithfulness
Intercession - Paul the apostle calls Christ's blood a speaking blood, (see Hebrews 12:24) and so it certainly is; for if, as the Lord said to Cain, "The voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground," (Genesis 4:10) what a voice must there be in Christ's blood, crying as it cloth for mercy and salvation! Surely it speaks to God of God's Faithfulness to his promises, and Christ's claim to his merits; and it speaks from God for our sure pardon, and all the blessings of redemption to JEHOVAH'S glory and Christ's and his church's triumph and happiness
Forgiveness - The Faithfulness and righteousness of God in forgiving, and the cleansing us from all unrighteousness
Daniel the Prophet - He requested that he and his companions might be allowed to live upon vegetable food and water for a few days, and God blessed this Faithfulness and when tested they were found well nourished
Onesimus - There must have been something very lovable about the fugitive slave, notwithstanding his blemished record; for the Apostle not only testifies to his Faithfulness and helpfulness, but calls him a ‘beloved brother’ (Colossians 4:9), his other self (Philemon 1:17), ‘my very heart’ (lit
Exodus, Theology of - Yahweh is compassionate, gracious, slow to anger, abounding in steadfast love, abounding in Faithfulness, and forgiving (34:6-7). ...
"Faithfulness" Theology . Exodus phrases God's Faithfulness in terms of "remembrance. The book records his Faithfulness
Lamentations, Theology of - He is also Savior, and so the hope for redemption, grounded in God's Faithfulness, remains alive. The main section of the third acrostic, roughly the central section of the book, describes God's Faithfulness as great and resilient (3:23)
John the Baptist - of the Dead Sea, to gratify Herodias' spite for John's Faithfulness in denouncing her adultery, and in slavish adherence to his reckless oath to give Herodias' daughter Salome, for dancing on his birthday, whatever she might ask. John fell just before the third Passover of Christ's ministry; his disciples buried him Self denial, humility, wherewith he disclaimed Messiahship and said he was not worthy to unloose His shoes' latchet, zeal for the Lord's honour, and holy Faithfulness at all costs, were his prominent graces
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Moses and Aaron's Faithfulness, the Levites' drawing their swords against their Israelite brethren as God's avengers of the idolatry of the golden calf (Exodus 32:26-29), "slaying every man his brother
Kingdom, Kingdom of God, Kingdom of Heaven - His place in heaven is by grace apart from his works, but his reward in the kingdom will be according to his Faithfulness to his Lord
Prepare - The psalmist says of the wicked that “there is no Faithfulness in their mouth” ( Occupation (2) - Thus a man’s occupation, instead of being a hindrance to religion, is a part of it,—that sphere in which he can prove himself a doer of the word,—and Faithfulness is required there as much as anywhere else (Luke 16:10)
Truth (2) - ), to read ἀλήθεια as equivalent to ‘faithfulness’ or ‘rectitude,’ on the analogy of the LXX Septuagint rendering (ἔλεος καὶ ἀλήθεια) for the Hebrew original of ‘grace and truth. The general usage of the term throughout the Gospel, whether as applied to God or man, cannot be explained by ‘faithfulness’ or ‘righteous conduct,’ any more than by mere ‘veracity. The prerequisite for coming to the light of the Logos is a sound moral disposition, Faithfulness to the light of conscience, and genuine sincerity of thought and deed. Exodus 34:6) is expanded from Faithfulness or veracity to what a modern might describe as the absolute character of the Divine Being, an inner, heavenly reality, or rather the Reality, which Christ alone (John 1:18) could disclose
Pharisees - In verse 23Jesus condemns them, not for what they did, but for neglecting "the more important matters of the lawjustice, mercy and Faithfulness. ...
Some modern scholars have objected to the assumption that intertestamental Judaism, including Pharisaism, believed in a "wage price-theory of righteousness, " that eternal life is granted on the basis of Faithfulness in keeping the Law
Fruit - Paul (Ephesians 5:9), ‘is in all goodness and righteousness and truth,’ and the more familiar passage in Galatians 5:22 speaks of the ‘fruit of the Spirit’ as ‘love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, Faithfulness, meekness, self-control. We need not press too heavily the suggestion that the nine fall into three groups describing (a) the soul in relation to God; (b) its attitude to others (this is to make ‘faith’ = Faithfulness, and though St
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The distinctive feature of chesed is covenant loyalty or Faithfulness. God exercised loyal love and covenant Faithfulness to his people, and this was to be the basis of their trust in him (1 Kings 8:23; Psalms 13:5; Psalms 25:7; Psalms 103:17; Psalms 136:25; Hosea 2:19; Micah 7:20)
Deacon - The requirements that deacons must have a clear understanding of the faith ( 1 Timothy 3:9 ) and that their Faithfulness already be proven (1 Timothy 3:10 ) indicate that their duties consisted of more than menial chores
Doubt - The doubting one sins against the Lord because he has questioned the character, goodness, and Faithfulness of God
Lot (1) - The gracious Lord reminds us of his Faithfulness, not of his subsequent incest
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To aid Christians in their walk before the Lord, God-given wisdom is made available to them, wisdom whose "fruit is better than fine gold" (Proverbs 8:19 ), and the Holy Spirit develops within Christians the fruit of "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, Faithfulness, gentleness and self control" (Galatians 5:22-23 )
Cease - ” This promise became a prophetic sign of God’s Faithfulness: “If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever” ( John the Baptist - ...
It was because of John's Faithfulness in reproving the sins of Herod Antipas that he had been by him cast into prison
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The updated covenant document dealt with a number of matters, including Faithfulness in worship (12:1-13:18), honesty in religious and social matters (14:1-16:17), justice in government (16:18-19:21), respect for human life (20:1-21:23), sexual purity (22:1-23:25), protection for the disadvantaged in society (24:1-25:4), and integrity in family relations, business dealings and religious duties (25:5-26:15)
Joshua the Son of Nun - In his final address he warned of the dangers of idolatry and challenged the people to maintain their Faithfulness to God (1618452460_7)
Elijah - God assured Elijah that a minority of people in Israel would make the quiet response of Faithfulness to him (1 Kings 19:10-12; 1 Kings 19:18)
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One of the tests of Faithfulness is righteousness (1 John 2:29 ). ...
Another test of Faithfulness is living by the command to love one another, which means sharing with those in need (1 John 3:11-24 , especially 1 John 3:17 )
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Paul used as an illustration of Faithfulness the 7,000 faithful worshipers in the time of Elijah (Romans 11:2-5 )
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God's people must be taught Faithfulness
Zeal - God’s ‘jealousy’ is love demanding love, not satisfied with toleration or occasional Faithfulness
Authority - The church and its ministry possess genuine religious authority only as they serve the mission of Jesus in Faithfulness to the Bible and in building up the church (Matthew 28:18-20 )
Levi - (See Exodus 17:1-7) Here Moses and Aaron stemmed the torrent of the people's anger; and it should seem to have been in allusion to this, that the man of God, speaking of Levi, said, "whom thou didst prove, and didst find faithful," who did not acknowledge the feelings of nature when those calls of grace demanded Faithfulness
True, Truly, Truth - , Galatians 2:5 , where "the truth of the Gospel" denotes the "true" teaching of the Gospel, in contrast to perversions of it; Romans 1:25 , where "the truth of God" may be "the truth concerning God" or "God whose existence is a verity;" but in Romans 15:8 "the truth of God" is indicative of His Faithfulness in the fulfillment of His promises as exhibited in Christ; the word has an absolute force in John 14:6 ; 17:17 ; 18:37,38 ; in Ephesians 4:21 , where the RV, "even as truth is in Jesus," gives the correct rendering, the meaning is not merely ethical "truth," but "truth" in all its fullness and scope, as embodied in Him; He was the perfect expression of the truth; this is virtually equivalent to His statement in John 14:6 ; (b) subjectively, "truthfulness," "truth," not merely verbal, but sincerity and integrity of character, John 8:44 ; 3 John 1:3 , RV; (c) in phrases, e
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(c) that which is received on condition of obedience to certain precepts, 1 Peter 3:9 , and of Faithfulness to God amidst opposition, Revelation 21:7 : ...
(d) the reward of that condition of soul which forbears retaliation and self-vindication, and expresses itself in gentleness of behavior
Jubilee, the Year of - --Though very little is said about its observance in the Bible history of the Jews, yet it is referred to, and was no doubt observed with more or less Faithfulness, till the Babylonish captivity
Mountains - So Mount Hor, Nebo, Lebanon, and Gilboa have been signalized by striking events; mount Zion, Moriah, and Olivet are covered with precious memories; and the mountains about Jerusalem and all other "everlasting hills" are sacred witnesses of the eternal power and Faithfulness of God
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The entire sovereignty of the Christ being not yet manifested, the broad lesson stands forth, and is unexhausted in our age, that the true note of Faithfulness is active zeal in His cause (Luke 19:13)
Mammon - Faithfulness in dealing with money means giving it away. And the two, Faithfulness and forethought, are different sides of the same habit—pretty much as in the proverb, ‘What I gave, I have’ (cf
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"Faith is essential to prayer, Matthew 21:22 ; Mark 11:24 ; James 1:5-8 , for faith is the recognition of, and the committal of ourselves and our matters to, the Faithfulness of God
Resurrection - Humanity has a corporate destiny to encounter just and divine response to Faithfulness and unfaithfulness (Acts 24:15 )
Jehovah - ELOHIM, from aalah "to be strong" (Furst), rather than from Arabic aliha , "astonishment", alaha , "worship" (Hengstenberg), the Deity, expresses His eternal power and Godhead manifested in nature, commanding our reverence; JEHOVAH the Personal God in covenant with His people, manifesting boundless mercy, righteousness, and Faithfulness to His word
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Thus, Rehoboam became strengthened in his kingdom, but after three years' Faithfulness and consequent prosperity from God the tendency to apostasy inherited from his mother Naamah the Ammonitess, and her bad early training, led him to connive at, and like Solomon join in, the abominations of idolatry, the "high places, standing images, and groves on every high hill and under every green tree" (1 Kings 14:22-24)
Mary - In the New Testament Mary is presented as the true Israelite, the model disciple, the woman of faith/faithfulness, and a type of the church
Garden - Jesus hath bought it with his blood; the Father hath given it to Christ by grace; and the Holy Ghost hath made it Christ's, by the sealing act of covenant Faithfulness
Concubine - " Oh! what unknown, what unspeakable glory is there in those words of our Lord—"I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies; I will even betroth thee unto me in Faithfulness, and thou shalt know the Lord
Atonement - Sin is therein especially branded; and God's wisdom, righteousness, holiness, Faithfulness, and mercy, are most eminently displayed
Judgment Day - One's relationship with Christ is that determiner of eternal destiny (John 3:36 ), but one's Faithfulness to Christ is crucial to a genuine relationship with Christ (James 2:14-26 ; Matthew 7:21-23 ; 1 John 2:3-6 )
Lot - The story of Lot is also used to show the Faithfulness of God to rescue his people (2 Peter 2:7 )
Joy - ) particularly in His ‘mercy’ and ‘faithfulness’ and ‘salvation’ ( Psalms 21:1-7 ; Psalms 51:7-17 ; Psalms 85:1-13 ; Psalms 1:1 , Isaiah 25:9 , Habakkuk 3:17 ff
Minister - These things must be taken up, not as a matter of duty only, but of pleasure, and executed with Faithfulness; and, as they are of the utmost importance, ministers should attend to them with all that sincerity, earnestness, and zeal which that importance demands
Knowledge of God (1) - It may farther be considered as a knowledge of God, the Father; of his love, Faithfulness, power, &c
Belshazzar - Daniel refused the honours held out to him; but having with great Faithfulness pointedly reproved the monarch for his ingratitude to God who had conferred on him such dignity, and particularly for his profanation of the vessels which were consecrated to his service, he proceeded to the interpretation of the words which had been written, and still stood visible on the wall
Judges - Their main office was to judge or rule righteously ("feed" or tend, 1 Chronicles 17:6) in deciding cases (Judges 4:5; Judges 10:2; 1 Samuel 7:15; 1 Samuel 8:3), this function of the priesthood being in abeyance after the time of Joshua; their delivering Israel was an act of Jehovah's "righteousness" or Faithfulness to His covenant, consequent upon the people's penitently turning to Him (Judges 5:11; Isaiah 45:8)
Faith - stem (contained in amen and denoting what is firm, reliable ), may carry a meaning identical with the above ‘the just shall live by his Faithfulness ’ (RVm [3] ‘faithfulness’), as often in classical Greek
Hebrews - (hee' brewss) Nineteenth book of the New Testament, calling for Faithfulness to Jesus, the perfect fulfillment of Old Testament institutions and hope. The writer reminded them of their own past Faithfulness in suffering (Hebrews 10:32-39 ) and of the example of their former leaders (Hebrews 13:7 )
History - History thus becomes the unfolding of God's covenant promises and the covenant Faithfulness or unfaithfulness of the people. The blessing of the land and Davidic government teach that God's blessing requires Faithfulness over time
Daniel, Theology of - While Bible scholars debate issues like when it was written and whether it is historically accurate, the Book of Daniel consistently calls God's people of every generation to Faithfulness. Daniel's concern is consistent Faithfulness among believers, continued obedience among God's people during times of hardship
Prophecy, Prophets - The prophets' call to covenant Faithfulness revealed an awareness of the law (Isaiah 58:6-9 ; Jeremiah 42:1-6 ; Micah 6:6-8 ; Hosea 6:6 ; Amos 2:4 ; Amos 5:21-24 ). Other tests included agreement with previous prophets' words (Jeremiah 28:8 ), good character (1 Corinthians 15:22-23 ), and a willingness to suffer because of Faithfulness (1 Kings 22:27-28 ; Jeremiah 38:3-13 )
Micah, Theology of - Their half-truth distorted the covenant by emphasizing only Exodus 34:6 ("The Lord the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and Faithfulness") and omitting Exodus 34:7 ("yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished"). Micah, however, confident of God's covenant Faithfulness to the patriarchs, hopes in his saving God (v
History - History thus becomes the unfolding of God's covenant promises and the covenant Faithfulness or unfaithfulness of the people. The blessing of the land and Davidic government teach that God's blessing requires Faithfulness over time
Guilt - God in His Faithfulness has promised to forgive us from all iniquity (1 John 1:9 ) See Atonement ; Christ; Forgiveness ; Reconciliation; Sin
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In traditional diatribe style, Paul first asks rhetorically if Israel's unbelief makes God's Faithfulness ineffective
Persia - Prophets such as Haggai and Zechariah and Malachi helped the Jews to hope, but these men of God also reminded their hearers of the importance of present Faithfulness and obedience to God
Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit - Thus, Isaiah 63:7-64:11 speaks of God's covenantal Faithfulness to his people, led by Moses, even when they grieved the Holy Spirit (63:10)
Land, Ground - Faithfulness to God affects the very land where people live
Certainty (2) - On the one hand, the foundation of certainty is the Faithfulness of God: this is well illustrated in the case of Zacharias (Luke 1:18-20), and in that of Mary (1618452460_8)
Zephaniah, Theology of - Zephaniah's Faithfulness to God was challenged as he matured during or after the corrupt reigns of Josiah's grandfather, Manasseh, and his father, Amon
Keep, Watch, Guard - 34:7, where it has the sense of “keeping with Faithfulness
Balaam - Balaam thus seems to have fallen in the estimation of Israel from being a seer of alien race, who distinguished himself by his Faithfulness to the truth he knew, to becoming synonymous with temptation of a kind that was always especially insidious for Israel
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Thenceforth, David's seed having been established in Judah in conformity with God's promise (2 Samuel 7), the prophets' agency in Judah was restricted to critical times and special cases requiring the expression of Jehovah's will in the way of either reproof of declension or encouragement of Faithfulness. ...
Notwithstanding Adonijah's attempt, Solomon is at the outset recorded as receiving David's kingdom as Jehovah had promised; he receives at Gibeon the renewal of the promise, on condition of Faithfulness, and in answer to his prayer receives wisdom, and also riches and honour which he had not asked for; then after rearing the temple receives God's confirmation of the promise conditionally, "if there wilt walk before Me as David I will establish thy kingdom forever; but if ye (thou and thy people) shall at all turn from following Me . Jehovah promised, on condition of Faithfulness, to Jeroboam too a sure house and the throne of Israel, but not for ever, only so long as the separate kingdom should last; for He added, "I will for this afflict the seed of David but not for ever" (1 Kings 11:38-39)
Flood, the - Noah's response of faith/faithfulness (Hebrews 11:7 ) underscores that accountability to God is not only corporate but individual: Noah found "favor" in God's sight, he was "righteous, " "blameless, " and "walked together" in personal relationship with God (Genesis 6:8-9 ); he responded in implicit obedience to God's commands (Genesis 6:22 ; 7:5,9 ; cf. The Noahic covenant comes at God's initiative, and demonstrates his concern, Faithfulness, and dependability
Luke, Gospel of - John's birth a sign of God's Faithfulness (1618452460_28 ). God's Kingdom Involves Power but Demands Faithfulness to the Point of Death (Luke 8:1-9:50 )
Prophesy - Indeed, the first concern of the prophet is to speak God’s word to the people of his own time, calling them to covenant Faithfulness
Timothy, Letters to - He mentions Onesiphorus as an example of whole-hearted Faithfulness (1:15-18), and impresses upon Timothy the need for endurance (2:1-13)
Tribulation - To him anxiety about the Faithfulness of his converts and the progress of the gospel is a source of tribulation (1 Thessalonians 3:7, Philippians 1:17)
Spirit - Evidence that the Spirit of God is at work in a person or group of persons is love, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, Faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23 )
Levite - Since the reception of this tithe was dependent on the Faithfulness of all the people, the financial position of the Levite was unpredictable
Fruit of the Spirit - The fruit of the Holy Spirit's work in the life of the individual Christian, which is enumerated in Galatians 5:22-23 , can be described as follows: an active love for God and one's fellowman; a rejoicing in all kinds of circumstances; peacefulness and serenity of character and peacemaking among people; patience and longsuffering with persons, some of whom may not be easy to get along with; kindness toward others; goodness that seeks to aid others; Faithfulness and dependability in one's relationships with God and other people; gentleness and meekness in accepting God's will and in dealing with others; and the ability to keep oneself in check and under control in all kinds of circumstances
Selfishness - By Faithfulness in the unrighteous mammon, in that which is another’s, we receive that which is our own (Luke 16:10-12)
Coming Again - That is to be the Last Day, the termination of the existing order of things, when all pretences will be exposed, obstinate unbelief and ungodliness punished, and Faithfulness crowned with its eternal reward
Habakkuk - Then follows the famous sentence, ‘Behold, his soul is puffed up, it is not upright in him: but the just shall live in his Faithfulness
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After Daniel and his friends proved their Faithfulness to God during their time of testing in the Babylonian palace (1:1-21), an occasion arose where Daniel showed his remarkable ability to interpret dreams
Woman - A husband who was jealous of his wife and had some fears about her Faithfulness could take her to the priest and have her submit to an intricate test to determine her innocence or guilt (Numbers 5:11-31 ). Paul welcomed women as colaborers in the churches and commended them for their gifts and Faithfulness (Romans 16:1 ,Romans 16:1,16:3-5 )
Cloud, Cloud of the Lord - In a positive sense, clouds represent unlimited extent (of God's Faithfulness and truth, Psalm 36:5 ; 57:10 ; 108:4 ; of Babylon's judgment, Jeremiah 51:9 ); life-giving refreshment (of the king's favor, Proverbs 16:15 ); a normal occurrence (cycle of nature, Ecclesiastes 11:3 ); shade or shelter (from the "heat" of the ruthless, Isaiah 25:5 ); calm (of the Lord in his heavenly sanctuary, Isaiah 18:4 ); covering or concealment (of Israel's sins in forgiveness, Exodus 14:19-201 ); speed and mobility (of the Gentiles "flying" to Mount Zion, Exodus 40:34-350 ); and an abundant outpouring (of the "rain" of righteousness, Isaiah 45:8 , and of manna in the wilderness, Psalm 78:23 )
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The Bible speaks of the works of God as evidence of his power, love, Faithfulness, righteousness, majesty and almost all other aspects of the divine character (Psalms 111:2-8)
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In the Septuagint the word refers to either confidence in or tense expectation of ("waiting on") the power or the Faithfulness of God, who delivers his people (Psalm 37:9 ; Isaiah 51:5 ; Micah 7:7 ; Zephaniah 3:8 )
Motives - Sometimes Paul would recommend circumcision and sometimes he would be adamantly opposed, positions that he took for different reasons that varied with circumstances (Acts 16:3 ; 1 Corinthians 7:18-20 ; Galatians 2:3 ; 5:6 ; 6:15 ), ultimately seeking to please God by his Faithfulness in spreading the gospel (1 Corinthians 9:20-23 ; 10:31-33 )
Repentance - Believers are called to repent of various malpractices, and to exercise their former Faithfulness
Games - The "so great a cloud of witnesses" (Galatians 1:15) that "we are compassed about with" attest by their own case God's Faithfulness to His people (Hebrews 6:12)
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Comfort - the name ‘consolation’ [1] given by the Jews to the Prophetic literature), through the Faithfulness, love, and prosperity of the churches (2 Corinthians 7:6-7 etc
Joshua, the Book of - Jehovah's Faithfulness is exhibited in the historical fulfillment of His covenanted promises, with which the book opens (Joshua 1:2-9, the programme of the book)
Phylacteries - I will even betroth thee unto me in Faithfulness: and thou shalt know the Lord’ (Hosea 2:19)
Samuel, First And Second, Theology of - He had demonstrated his Faithfulness to this promise as recently as the victory over the Philistines under the leadership of Samuel as reported in 1 Samuel 7 . In fact the whole history of the period of the judges reflected in the cycles of oppression, repentance, and restoration demonstrated the reliability of God's covenant Faithfulness. The general pattern of his life reflected covenant Faithfulness rather than the reverse
Marriage - Her idolatrous unfaithfulness and disobedience to Yahweh are frequently depicted as spiritual "adultery" (Numbers 25:1-4 ; Romans 1:26-32 ; Jeremiah 3:20 ; Ezekiel 16:15-59 ; 23:1-48 ; Hosea 1:2 ; 2:2-13 ; 3:3 ) for which she was punished by captivity. Yahweh "divorced" his "unfaithful wife" (Isaiah 50:1 ; Jeremiah 3:8 ; Hosea 2:2 ), but ultimately will have compassion and delightfully restore her to Faithfulness and holiness (Isaiah 54 ; 62:4-5 ; Ezekiel 16:53-63 ; 1618452460_2:1 ). This marriage commitment, and Faithfulness to it, preclude sexual relations with anyone except one's spouse (Exodus 20:14 ; Leviticus 18,20 ; Romans 1:24-27 )
Resurrection - There must be incentive to Faithfulness toward God when there is no prosperity and no immediate compensation for belief. The psalmist then asks the rhetorical questions: "Do you work wonders for the dead? Do the shades rise up to praise you? Is your steadfast love declared in the grace, or your Faithfulness in Abaddon? Are your wonders known in the darkness, or your saving help in the land of forgetfulness?" (vv
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Faithfulness is an inner feeling of total dependence, an inner attitude as well as the conduct it produces, rather than an outer behavior
Sermon - Here pity, love, Faithfulness, concern, must be all displayed
Joshua, the Book of - God calls His people to remember the history of God's Faithfulness and choose to serve only Him (Joshua 24:1-28 )
Appear, Appearance - Remembrance of God's appearances provides the basis for trust in God's Faithfulness and love (Luke 24:25-270 )
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In Paul's letters we find that the apostle emphasizes the Faithfulness of the call of God the Father in the gospel "into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord" (1 Corinthians 1:9 )
Persecution - The Scriptures are also full of examples of evil persons persecuting the good and righteous persons for various reasons, such as jealousy for a godly sacrifice (Genesis 4:2-10 ); revenge for a godly humanitarian deed done (1 Samuel 21:1-19 ); vengeance for action against heathen worship (1 Kings 19:2 , ; Jezebel against Elijah ); vengeance for warnings against idolatry and ungodly living, as exemplified by opposition to the messages of Jeremiah and John the Baptist (Jeremiah 37 ; Matthew 4:1-12 ); vengeance against preaching the gospel and condemnation of rebellion against God (Acts 7:54-60 ); opposition to the Jerusalem church for its stand for Jesus (Acts 8:1 ; 11:19 ), to the Thessalonian Christians for their stand for Christ (1 Thessalonians 3:3-4 ) to Paul for his Faithfulness to the Lord Jesus (2 Corinthians 11:16-33 ; cf
Red Heifer - The blood of Christ is not only shed, but sprinkled, speaking peace from God to the sinner, and speaking of covenant Faithfulness to God, in the infinite fulness of Christ's merits
Zedekiah - " Zedekiah showed his sense of Jeremiah's Faithfulness by ordering bread to be given him out of the bakers' street until all the bread in the city was spent (Proverbs 28:23; Psalms 37:19)
Celibacy (2) - Luke 14:26 (‘If any man cometh unto me, and hateth not his own … wife, … yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple’) refers not to celibacy, but to the general law that a Christian must be prepared to surrender everything human for the sake of Christ, if called by God to do so, or if such surrender be necessitated by Faithfulness to the obligations of the Christian religion
Elijah - Traversing in the close company of Elisha the spots which, however now perverted, told of certain great truths — Gilgal, of the necessity of the judgement of self, the place of circumcision — Bethel, of the Faithfulness of God and the resources which are His for His own, the place where God had appeared to Jacob — Jericho, of the power of God as against all that of the enemy — they reached the Jordan through which they passed dry shod, the waters being separated hither and thither by Elijah smiting them with his mantle
Elijah - Traversing in the close company of Elisha the spots which, however now perverted, told of certain great truths — Gilgal, of the necessity of the judgement of self, the place of circumcision — Bethel, of the Faithfulness of God and the resources which are His for His own, the place where God had appeared to Jacob — Jericho, of the power of God as against all that of the enemy — they reached the Jordan through which they passed dry shod, the waters being separated hither and thither by Elijah smiting them with his mantle
Isaiah - It marks God's holy Faithfulness to His covenanted promises. The Holy Spirit enlightened Isaiah's natural powers to foresee its rise and his spiritual faculties to foresee its fall, the sure result, in God's ways, of the pride which pagan success generates; also Judah's restoration as the covenant people with whom God according to His immutable Faithfulness would not be wroth forever
Election - The community of Essenes at Qumran saw themselves as an elect remnant whose purity and Faithfulness presaged the Messianic Age
Family - Hosea and other prophets constantly dwell upon the thought of a monogamous marriage as being a symbol of the union between God and His people; and denounce idolatry as unfaithfulness to this spiritual marriage-tie. The wife seems to have had no redress if wronged by the husband; she could not divorce him; and absolute Faithfulness, though required of the wife, was not expected of the husband, so long as he did not injure the rights of any other man
Old Testament Quotations in the New Testament - Paul had discussed both the Faithfulness of God and the sinfulness of humanity
Faith - Faith, in Scripture, sometimes is taken for the truth and Faithfulness of God, Romans 3:3 ; and it is also taken for the persuasion of the mind as to the lawfulness of things indifferent, Romans 14:22-23 ; and it is likewise put for the doctrine of the Gospel, which is the object of faith, Acts 24:24 ; Php_1:27 ; Judges 1:3 ; for the belief and profession of the Gospel, Romans 1:8 ; and for fidelity in the performance of promises
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Hosea used the image of married love to teach us to understand both the faithlessness of Israel and the Faithfulness of God
Colossians - Life in Christ brings Faithfulness and compassion in family relationships (Philemon 1:10,1:1 )
Psalms, Book of, - The Psalter describes God as he is: it glows with testimonies to his power and providence, his love and Faithfulness, his holiness and righteousness
Woman - Subsequent Faithfulness remains equally crucial (Ecclesiastes 9:9 ; Malachi 2:14-16 ). Her devotion to her mother-in-law Naomi leads to her covenant-faithfulness to Yahweh and to a surprising proposal of marriage to her redeemer-kinsman Boaz ( Ruth 3:9 )
Revelation, the Book of - The last book of the Bible, an apocalyptic work pointing to future hope and calling for present Faithfulness. ...
To encourage Christian Faithfulness, the Revelation points to the glorious world to come (a world of “no more death or mourning or crying or pain,” Revelation 7:1-8,785 NIV; compare Revelation 7:16 ) at the reappearing of the crucified and risen Jesus
High Priest - Levi the priest tribe is called "God's holy one," privileged to bear the Urim and Thummim because of proved Faithfulness (Deuteronomy 33:8). Faithfulness and righteousness were His girdle (Isaiah 11:5)
Creation - This fact forms the basis of the prophet's appeal for Faithfulness among covenant members
Suffering - The heroes also suffered for their Faithfulness
Ezra, Book of - He believed in the Faithfulness of God, who brought home as many exiles as He could
Eusebius, Bishop of Samosata - At this dark time his Faithfulness was a joy to the Eastern bishops
Hopkinsians - Universal good-will also implies the whole of the duty we owe to our neighbour, for justice, truth, and Faithfulness, are comprised in universal benevolence; so are temperance and chastity
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Israel pleads Faithfulness to the covenant, which suits David's time; also they had no "armies" in Babylon (Psalms 44:9), which precludes the time of the captivity there
Jeremiah, Book of - The Faithfulness of the Rechabites is held up as a worthy example: God would bless them and their posterity
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Twice in the NT (2 Corinthians 1:20, Revelation 3:14) the word ‘Amen’ is used as a noun implying the ‘Faithful God,’ but it is hard to tell whether this is to be understood as a play on words based on Isaiah 65:16 (אֱמֶת, ‘truth,’ being read as אָמֶן, ‘Amen’), or whether it is connected with the manner in which the Master employed the phrase as guaranteed by His own authority and absolute ‘faithfulness
Hopkinsians - Justice, truth, and Faithfulness, are comprised in universal benevolence
Omnipotence - Holiness, justice, Faithfulness, love, are the innermost attributes of God, and they also represent the goal of human life; and in the measure man attains to these, does he attain to union with God
Hosea, Theology of - In contrast to Israel's unfaithfulness Hosea presents God as one who remembers and provides for Israel. God's legal case against Israel was that there was "no Faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgment of God in the land" (4:1)
Jesus Christ - His way of being in the world was a way of obedience, Faithfulness, and service
Apocrypha - ; its focus is on God's Faithfulness to his people
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A number of the instructions in the Holiness Code relate to ethics and Faithfulness to the Lord
Joshua, Theology of - The whole account bears witness to God's gracious provision for the lives of his people and to the Faithfulness of their response in laying claim to their inheritance
Idol, Idolatry - That God did not destroy Israel because of their idolatry is clear evidence of his mercy and Faithfulness
Sabbath - As such it was a cherished gift of God, "a sign between me and you for generations to come" ( Exodus 31:12-17 ), testifying of God's Faithfulness to his covenant throughout the generations
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So the beginning of the Pharisees was patriotism and Faithfulness to the covenant
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All of God’s “works” are characterized by Faithfulness to His promises and covenant: “For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth” ( Regeneration - This is significant at once of the Faithfulness of the tradition and of Jesus’ own extraordinary originality. Would it not be nearer to the Apostle’s thought, as to his experience, to say that he regards the process of spiritual renewal as one bestowed by God through faith, but rendered significant and vital only by continued Faithfulness? To the Colossians he affirms in repeated metaphors a definite change that has been effected by Divine agency: a translation from the kingdom of evil to the Kingdom of Christ (Colossians 1:13), a reconciliation from alien enmity (Colossians 1:21-22), a death and resurrection with Christ (Colossians 2:20, Colossians 3:1; Colossians 3:3), an unclothing and reclothing (Colossians 3:9-10)
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Within the larger DH, the writer is concerned to trace the Faithfulness of God in his promise to David that he would never lack a descendant sitting on this throne (2 Samuel 7 )
Mary, the Virgin - In it we see a spirit that drank deeply at the wells of Scripture, a humility that "magnified the Lord" not self, that "rejoiced" as a sinner in "her Savior" (disproving Rome's dogma of the immaculate conception), a lively sense of gratitude at the mighty favor which the Mighty One conferred on one so low, a privilege which countless Jewish mothers had desired (Daniel 11:37, "the desire of women"), and for which all generations should count ("call") her happy (makariousin , compare Genesis 30:13), and an exemplification of God's eternal principle of abusing "the proud and exalting them of low degree," and a realization of God's Faithfulness to His promises "to Abraham of mercy and help to Israel forever
Family - Marriages were based on Faithfulness and vows of covenant love
Wealth (2) - Faithfulness in the administration of the unrighteous mammon prepares for greater and more serious responsibilities in the world to come, and contributes to our well-being there (Luke 16:1-13); but failure to use wealth aright entails loss and condemnation (Luke 12:16-21; Luke 16:10-13; Luke 16:19-31)
Lord - He is the Lord who reveals Himself in His covenant, His law, and His Faithfulness
Salvation - Through Noah's Faithfulness God brings salvation to his family as well as animal life (Genesis 7-9 )
the Man Who Took a Rain of Mustard Seed And Sowed it in His Field - Let them have a great faith in Him, and in His wisdom, and His love, and in His Faithfulness, who is continually, both in nature and in grace, folding up the greatest trees in the smallest seeds
Samuel, First Book of - Samuel solemnly appealed to the people, first as to his own integrity, and then as to God's Faithfulness , and to their own waywardness
the Bidden to the Reat Marriage Supper And Some of Their Excuses - Till in very Faithfulness He will say to them, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? But be not speechless tonight
Holiness - Wherefore this divine attribute should be singled out, rather than the Faithfulness of JEHOVAH, which we know the Lord delights in, (see Deuteronomy 7:9) or the eternity of JEHOVAH, which the Lord describes himself by, (see Isaiah 57:15) I dare not venture even to conjecture
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Daniel 6 : Darius the Mede had to learn the power of God, his own weakness, and the Faithfulness of Daniel the servant of God
Chronicles, Books of - God's Judging Judah's Kings by Their Faithfulness to His House (2 Chronicles 10:1-36:21 )...
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Psalms, Theology of - He thereby demonstrates his covenantal Faithfulness, establishes his justice, and maintains his honor and reputation. Yahweh is glorified as the creator who governs and sustains nature (8; 19:1-6; 29:3-9; 33:6-9; 104:2-30; 135:6-7; 136:4-9; 146:6; 147:4-5,8-9,15-18; 148:1-10), the omnipotent one in contrast to impotent pagan deities (135:5,15-18; 136:2), the controller of the destinies of people and nations (33:10-19; 100:3; 114:1-2; 136:3; 147:6; 149:2-9), the lawgiver (19:7-11), and the one who manifests his goodness through his enduring covenantal love, Faithfulness and benefactions toward his people (100:5; 111:5-9; 113:7-9; 136:1 passim ; 145:4-20; 146:5-9; 147:2-3,13-14,19-20; 148:14). ...
Redemptive history psalms (78; 105; 106; 135:8-12; 136:10-22) focus on Yahweh's dealings with the Israelites, whether in Acts of deliverance and providential care or in judgment because of their covenantal unfaithfulness. Although it may initially seem as though there is no advantage to living uprightly (73:13-14), the psalmists assert that Yahweh's ultimate vindication and blessing of the righteous (37; 49:15; 112:1-3,6-9) and his judgment and destruction of the unrighteous (1:5; 34:16,21; 37; 49:13-14,16-20; 73:16-20,27; 112:10) will prove that the way of wisdomcovenantal Faithfulnessis the one to follow
Ethics (2) - While with painful precision they attend to the tithing of the meanest garden produce, they neglect the weightiest matters of the Law—justice, mercy, and Faithfulness (Matthew 23:23). As to the third injunction, the Evangelists do not seem to have been sure of its meaning; for ‘faithfulness’ St
Chronicles, Theology of - Samuel-Kings, teaches the community that the exile was not the result of God's unfaithfulness to them, but the product of Israel's own repeated violations of God's covenant. In continuing Faithfulness, God had restored the people to the promised land in 538 b. Second, although Israel's disasters are presented as the result of God's judgment on Israel's unfaithfulness, that unfaithfulness is described differently. Samuel-Kings portrays Israel's unfaithfulness as idolatry and failure to keep God's statutes (2 Kings 17:7-18 ). Chronicles probes more deeply and delineates Israel's unfaithfulness more specifically. In Chronicles, Israel's unfaithfulness is identified as "forsaking Yahweh, " or not properly "seeking Yahweh. More than idolatry, it is unfaithfulness demonstrated by failing to turn to Yahweh, neglecting God's temple, and ignoring God's ordained religious and political institutions, the levitical priesthood, and the Davidic king
Children (Sons) of God - The Divine Fatherhood towards Israel is manifested in protecting and redeeming love: it involves the Divine Faithfulness, to which His people may make appeal in their extremity (Jeremiah 31:9 ; Jeremiah 31:18-20 , Isaiah 43:6 ; Isaiah 63:16 ; Isaiah 64:8-12 )
Thousand Years - The extent of rule (the "ten" or "five cities") is proportioned to the degree of Faithfulness, as the parable teaches (Luke 19:13; Luke 19:15; Luke 19:17; Luke 19:19); all vessels of glory are filled, but those of larger dimensions are of larger capacity for glory (1618452460_1; Isaiah 22:24)
Marriage - Jesus taught that marriage demands Faithfulness within a relationship based on a lifetime commitment (Matthew 19:3-9 )
Sacrifice And Offering - Faithfulness to the preparation and presentation of them was an act of devotion
Mission - The comparison and contrast with Moses, God's first "apostle-redeemer, " reveals not only Jesus' comparable Faithfulness but his superiority (Hebrews 3:1-6 )
Righteousness - Micah declared the righteousness of God as his Faithfulness to keep and act within the covenant and thus to save Israel from her enemies, as well as to vindicate the penitent
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In the light of this ultimate reality, Paul calls on his readers to exemplify in their lives the way of holiness (1 Thessalonians 4:3-7 ; 5:23 ; 2 Thessalonians 3:13-14 ) and the marks of love, Faithfulness, peace, courage, purity, patience, and diligence (1 Thessalonians 4:1-7,9-11 ; 5:6-22 ; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 )
Moses - Paul, too, uses the figure of Moses as a type of Christ: the Israelites in their exodus from Egypt ‘were all baptized unto Moses’ in the Red Sea (1 Corinthians 10:2); and in Hebrews 3:2 Moses is spoken of as typifying Christ’s Faithfulness in the service of God’s house
Manliness - Moreover, the inevitable result of His Faithfulness was clear to Him from an early point in His public career
Esdras, the Second Book of - Unacquainted with the great solvent ideas in which the Apostle found satisfaction for heart and mind, he resigns himself to the inscrutableness of God’s ways, the limitations of human intelligence, and the pre-determined Divine purpose in the history and end of the world, while taking what comfort he may from the assurance of God’s Faithfulness and love to His ancient people (4:7-11, 28-31, 33-43; 5:31-40)
Presence - It is seen in its purity only in the very finest saints, such as Origen, Athanasius, Augustine, Abelard, Tauler, Luther, Wesley; but all true believers know it more or less in proportion to their spiritual sensitiveness, and to their Faithfulness in cultivating the ‘practice of the presence of God’ in their hearts
Character of Christ - Faithfulness. Such calm wisdom, such quiet Faithfulness, such undisturbed peace, had a history; and it lies in these eighteen years of silent waiting
Covenant - The situation was not an affirmation of human Faithfulness or righteousness, but the confession of God's salvation (Exodus 19:4 )
Judges, Theology of - This historical account is strongly pro-David and anti-Saul, anticipating the stance of the Book of Samuel and the overall concern of the Deuteronomic historian with God's Faithfulness to his promise to David
Hebrews, Epistle to - If thus he were a close personal acquaintance, these reminiscences of their former endurance, and of the Faithfulness of those through whose instrumentality they had embraced the Christian faith, gain force and point (cf
Birds - Because of the gentleness of the dove and because of its Faithfulness to its mate, this bird is used as a descriptive title of one's beloved in the Song of Solomon (Song of Song of Solomon 2:14 ; Song of Song of Solomon 5:2 ; Song of Song of Solomon 6:9 )
Virgin Virginity - The horrible possibility would arise in such cases of a man having to obey the Divine call of Faithfulness unto death in the face of weeping wife and children (cf
Trust - It does not, however, signify the perfect fellowship of the child of God, but only a reliance upon God’s Faithfulness
Law - Jesus designates justice, mercy, and Faithfulness as "more important" matters in the law (Matthew 23:23 )
Jews, Judaism - The establishment of nascent Judaism and the return and rebuilding of Jerusalem testify to the graciousness of God and his Faithfulness in all generations
Hebrews, Theology of - Biblical faith is more than a cognitive abstraction; it has the notion of concrete action most accurately conveyed by the adverbial idea of "faithfulness
Hormisdas, Bishop of Rome - In a letter to Avitus of Vienne (517) the pope, referring to this embassy, complains of the fruitless and perfidious promises of the Greeks, but rejoices at the Faithfulness of the churches of Gaul, Thrace, Dardania, and Illyricum, which had stood firm against persecution in the communion of Rome
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When the people, self confidently (like Peter, Luke 22:33), promised Faithfulness, Joshua replied "ye cannot serve the Lord," i
Judges, the Book of - Israel's unfaithfulness punished by the foe's oppression, and Jehovah's Faithfulness in raising up judges to deliver them at their cry, are the two hinges upon which the history turns (Keil)
Job, the Book of - From God's point of view, the story proves His Faithfulness to His creatures despite their weaknesses and inability to understand what is happening
Talents - Where like Faithfulness has been shown, like reward will be given, in spite of the disparity of opportunity and of result
Romans, Book of - He stressed that the righteousness of God is demonstrated in His Faithfulness to all His promises—even those to Israel in the Old Testament
Evangelize, Evangelism - He explains God's actions further by referring to God's reliability: God's Faithfulness, truth, covenant loyalty and love, and salvation (40:10)
Bible, Theology of - God's Faithfulness
Meekness (2) - When Faithfulness to His mission brought upon Him unmerited suffering, He endured it in meekness, assured that it was God’s holy will for Him
Will of God - John describes the life of Faithfulness, which demonstrates true Christianity, similarly as doing the will of God (1 John 2:17 )
Dress - Jeremiah 13:11 , Isaiah 11:5 , the figure in the latter case signifying that righteousness and Faithfulness are essential and inseparable elements in the character of the Messianic ‘Shoot
Predestination - Paul here reposes such confidence is the sovereignty of a God of grace and Faithfulness; and he is confident that He who began a good work in him and his fellow-believers ‘will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ’ (Philippians 1:6)
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(2) Another feature of our Lord’s view of the providential order is His recognition of the orderliness and Faithfulness of natural law
Calvinists - They admit that true believers may fall partially, and would fall totally and finally but for the mercy and Faithfulness of God, who keepeth the feet of his saints; also, that he who bestoweth the grace of perseverance, bestoweth it by means of reading and hearing the word, meditation, exhortations, threatenings, and promises; but that none of these things imply the possibility of a believer's falling from a state of justification
War, Holy War - Only Faithfulness to the Torah and loyal obedience to Yahweh would insure victory
Philippians, Theology of - It is a righteousness that comes from God freely and without charge through the Faithfulness of Jesus Christ and through faith in Jesus Christ (3:9)
Elect, Election - Of a like nature is the incidental remark of the seer of the Apocalypse, that Jesus’ companions in His warfare with ‘the beast’ are those who not only were called and elected, but whose calling and election had been crowned by their enduring Faithfulness (πιστοί, Revelation 17:14)
Jonathan - No love can be more wonderful than the love of a woman when she loves in God; when the warmth, and the tenderness, and the Faithfulness, and the endurance, and the self-sacrifice of nature is all deepened, and strengthened, and ennobled, and made everlasting in the transforming and transcending love of God
Physical - As moral beings it is their duty to recognize this fact, to pay due respect to it, and to cherish and manifest gratitude to God for all the various forms of His providential loving-kindness and Faithfulness
Dead Sea Scrolls - One noteworthy example is the interpretation of Habakkuk 2:4 ("The righteous shall live by faith"), which was so important for Paul's understanding of justification by faith in Christ ( Romans 1:17 ; Galatians 3:11 ): the commentator views the righteous as those who are characterized by obedience to the Law and Faithfulness to (the teachings of) the Teacher of Righteousness
Deuteronomy, Theology of - Therefore, Moses said, the present generation, as well as those to come, must commit and recommit themselves to covenant Faithfulness (30:11-20)
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Ezekiel, Theology of - If a man in the first generation lives a life of Faithfulness, generosity, and integrity, that man will stand justified before God and suffer no retribution (vv
Eternal Life, Eternality, Everlasting Life - Elsewhere in the psalms "forever" is used to describe God's reign (9:7), his protection (12:7), his plans (33:11), the inheritance of his people (37:18), his throne (55:19), his rule (66:7), his remembrance of his covenant (105:8), his righteousness (111:3), his Faithfulness (117:2), his statutes (119:111,152), and his name (135:13)
Hezekiah - Of his Faithfulness it is written (2 Kings 18:5) "he trusted in the Lord God of Israel, so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him, for he clave to the Lord, and departed not from following Him but kept His commandments
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Holy, Holiness - Personal relationship based on Faithfulness was a ludicrous idea outside Israel
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Whatever illustrates God's providence, man's sinfulness, believers' frailties, God's mercy and Faithfulness, is narrated at length at the sacrifice of symmetry
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He recognizes in it God's covenant-keeping Faithfulness (1 Kings 8:23-26); His being unbounded by space, so that "the heaven of heavens cannot contain Him," much less any temple; yet he begs God to regard the various prayers which should, under various exigencies, be offered there (Isaiah 66:1; Jeremiah 23:24; Acts 7:24)
John the Baptist - ) Thus fell this honoured prophet, a martyr to ministerial Faithfulness
Property (2) - In some of the parables the duty of Faithfulness in secular pursuits is plainly taught (e
Marriage - One view of Canticles is that it is a drama celebrating the victory of a village maiden’s Faithfulness to her shepherd lover, in face of the attractions of a royal rival. Unfaithfulness was adultery ( Deuteronomy 22:23 , Matthew 1:19 )
Evil - They are frequently seen as antonyms for words denoting justice, Faithfulness, honesty, proper (just) administration, and rightness
Righteous, Righteousness - As used of Him, the word צְדָקָה denotes moral consistency and Faithfulness to His promises, and in the highest prophetic teaching this was felt to include the love which pardons the penitent, though ever stern to the obdurate
Government - The moral qualities of God's champion wrestler are stated in Isaiah 11:5 , where he is girded with righteousness and Faithfulness
Sanctification - Yet each sanctifies his or her calling through Faithfulness
Character - ’ In Galatians 5:22-23 they are thus given: ‘love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, Faithfulness, meekness, temperance’; and in 2 Peter 1:5-8 : ‘faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love
Covenant - The emergence of the idea here is in harmony with the best OT traditions: it expresses the consciousness of the sovereign grace and undeserved Faithfulness of God which pervades the prophetic pieces preserved for us in the gospel of the incarnation according to St
Peter - Then followed his protestations of Faithfulness unto death, thrice repeated as well as the thrice repeated warnings (Matthew 26:33-35; Mark 14:29-31; Mark 14:72; Luke 22:33-34; John 13:36-38)
Adam - And to each several steward and servant of His, according to his Faithfulness to the talents committed to him, his Master at His coming will say, 'Well done!' And it is surely a kind of forecast and foretaste of that 'Well done!'-the warm exclamation of wonder and of worship that rises out of our enlarged minds and exalted hearts as we lay down The Outlines of Astronomy, The Principles of Geology
Jeremiah - Apparently, he lived at first in Anathoth, repairing thence from time to time to prophesy in Jerusalem (Jeremiah 2:2), until the enmity of his townsmen and even his brethren, because of his godly Faithfulness (Jeremiah 11:18-21; Jeremiah 12:6), drove him to Jerusalem
Amos, Theology of - These relationships are to be characterized by the sort of love that manifests itself in loyalty and Faithfulness to him (Deuteronomy 6:4-14 ; Amos 5:4-6 ) and justice and compassion to their neighbors (Leviticus 19:9-18 ; Amos 5:15,24 ). But they have responded with unfaithfulness and rejection of those whom he has sent to point the way back to himself (Amos 2:6-12 ; 7:12-16 ). ...
The basis for Israel's judgment is her unfaithfulness to Yahweh. This scenario is played out in the land that Yahweh originally gave to the patriarchs and their descendants (Genesis 13:14-17 ; 26:2-3 ; 28:10-13 ), but which Israel lost because of her unfaithfulness to him (Leviticus 18:24-28 ; 26:27-39 ; 2 Kings 17:3-23 ; 21:1-16 ; 23:26-27 ; 24:1-4 ; 2 Chronicles 36:11-21 )
Romans, Theology of - It is in faith in Christ and in his faithful work that salvation for Jew and Gentile resides (but note that objective faith in Jesus rests on Jesus' subjective Faithfulness)
Last Supper - Herein is another proof, if proof be needed, of the honesty and Faithfulness of the ancient scribes, who, in the midst of one of the greatest controversies of the early Church, resisted the temptation to accommodate the records to particular views of the event
Anger (2) - It involved the whole character of God—what He was, and what in His power, His goodness, and His Faithfulness He could and would do for the souls He had made in His own image
Abstinence - Not only so, but his plan is a studied attempt to conform to all customs of Jew and Gentile, of ‘weak’ and ‘strong,’ consistently with his Faithfulness to God and his being under law to Christ
Jesus Christ - Stoning was the penalty of unfaithfulness in one betrothed. wall pinnacle, then 180 feet above the valley before soil accumulated, or the topmost ridge of the royal portico, to test God's power and Faithfulness, would be Israel's sin in "tempting Jehovah, saying, Is Jehovah among us or not?" though having had ample proofs already (Exodus 17:7; Psalms 78:18-20; Psalms 78:41; Deuteronomy 6:16, which Jesus quotes)
Biblical Theology - This trust does not exclude but rather presupposes his obedient responsiveness to God's revealed will (22:18); "faith" and "faithfulness" are mutually conditioning
John, Theology of - This community is a place of love, obedience, Faithfulness, and worship
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The moral core of the covenant, however, was described by another word, hesed, a rich concept requiring multiple terms in translation, such as "steadfast love, " "lovingkindness, " "mercy, " "faithfulness, " "trustworthiness, " and "loyalty
Grace - A particularly faithful servant named Ittai, the Gittite, has declared his Faithfulness to David, even though David has given him leave to go back and spare himself potential death by association with David
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The Faithfulness of God to His promise that the Christ should be not only of the seed of Abraham, but also of the lineage of David, is as markedly emphasized by St
Terah - At the same time, when Terah died in Haran, and when Abram took the old man's death to heart with such grief, with such resignation, with such an assured reliance upon the divine promise, and with such full assurance of God's grace, and truth, and power, and Faithfulness, a great step was taken both to the land of promise, and to Abram's predestination as the father of all faithful men
John, the Gospel by - What the flesh is, even in a saint of God, is set forth in Peter's sincere but self-confident assertion of Faithfulness even to death
Julius (5), Bishop of Rome - He regards the return at last of their beloved bishop after such prolonged affliction as a reward granted to their unwavering affection for him, shewn by their continual prayers and their letters of sympathy that had consoled his exile, as well as to his own Faithfulness
Revelation, the - The historical development of the church may be said to close with Thyatira; and Philadelphia represents in the latter times of the church's history on earth Faithfulness to the Lord Himself, on the part of those who are seeking to stand morally in the truth of the church
Science (2) - , may be traced to roots which have primarily an ethical meaning and convey ‘the notion of constancy, steadfastness, Faithfulness’ (see art
Prophet, Prophetess, Prophecy - They are unconditional because they rely upon God's Faithfulness for their implementation and not on our obedience or response
Basilides, Gnostic Sect Founder - The fragmentary notices and extracts in Clement, admitted on all hands to be authentic, are steeped in Greek philosophy; so that the Greek spirit of the Hippolytean representation is in fact an additional evidence for its Faithfulness
God - Exemplifications of the divine mercy are traced from age to age, in his establishing his own worship among men, and remitting the punishment of individual and national offences in answer to prayer offered from penitent hearts, and in dependence upon the typified or actually offered universal sacrifice:—of his condescension, in stooping to the cases of individuals; in his dispensations both of providence and grace, by showing respect to the poor and humble; and, principally, by the incarnation of God in the form of a servant, admitting men into familiar and friendly intercourse with himself, and then entering into heaven to be their patron and advocate, until they should be received into the same glory, "and so be for ever with the Lord:"—of his strictly righteous government, in the destruction of the old world, the cities of the plain, the nations of Canaan, and all ancient states, upon their "filling up the measure of their iniquities;" and, to show that "he will by no means clear the guilty;" in the numerous and severe punishments inflicted even upon the chosen seed of Abraham, because of their transgressions:—of his long-suffering, in frequent warnings, delays, and corrective judgments inflicted upon individuals and nations, before sentence of utter excision and destruction:—of Faithfulness and truth, in the fulfilment of promises, often many ages after they were given, as in the promises to Abraham respecting the possession of the land of Canaan by his seed, and in all the "promises made to the fathers" respecting the advent, vicarious death, and illustrious offices of the "Christ," the Saviour of the world:—of his immutability, in the constant and unchanging laws and principles of his government, which remain to this day precisely the same, in every thing universal, as when first promulgated, and have been the rule of his conduct in all places as well as through all time:—of his prescience of future events, manifested by the predictions of Scripture:— and of the depth and stability of his counsel, as illustrated in that plan and purpose of bringing back a revolted world to obedience and felicity, which we find steadily kept in view in the Scriptural history of the acts of God in former ages; which is still the end toward which all his dispensations bend, however wide and mysterious their sweep; and which they will finally accomplish, as we learn from the prophetic history of the future, contained in the Old and New Testaments
Calvinism - No one can form an adequate conception of the injury thus inflicted on the divine attributes of wisdom, goodness, and mercy, as they have been revealed in the Scriptures, unless he has read the immense mass of quotations from the writings of these and other divines, which were presented to the notice of the synod of Dort by the Remonstrants, especially in their Rejection of Errors under each of the five points in dispute; the proofs of which were quoted from their respective authors, and the accuracy, and Faithfulness of which were never called in question
Perfection (of Jesus) - He made it the occasion of showing clearly the spiritual nature of His mission, and reaped for His Faithfulness their disbelief