The Lord (YHWH) God abounding in Faithfulness
Truth: This passage provides one of the most significant revelations of the nature and character of Almight God in the entire Old Testament
I. The Personal Name of God YHWH
A. God 's personal name means: The eternal, self-existent One. Who is always faithfully present to redeem His covenant people.
B. Compassionate: Womb tenderness; a deep pity for one stuck with any affliction.
C. Gracious: Bestiwubg His UNearned, UNmerited and UNdeserved favor and blessings upon the needy
1. God will only relate to us through His grace
D. Long-suffering: God's ability to be patient and slow to respond to men's sins and shortcomings in a disciplinary manner.
E. Goodness: It is the covenantal Lovingkindness of God which releases & measures out compassion, grace, patience a d forgiveness to us.
II. YHWH is Faithful
A. Faithful - emeth, the root means to be firm, secure or steady and later came to means to be reliable trustworthy
B. God's faithfulness is the foundation of His nature and it requires Him
1. To be Unchanging in His character
2. To always act with Sincerity/Integrity
3. To fulfill all of His Obligations/Promises
i. He has to be all knowing to be able to fulfill all of his promises
ii. If God doesn't fulfill even one of His promises then he would not be faithful
C. If all you have is God's faithfulness, then you have enough!
D. Scriptures: Psalm 146:5-6, Psalm 100:5, 2 Timothy 2:13, Psalm 89:8,14, Psalm 25:1, 10, Psalm 111:7-8, Isaiah 25:1, Joshua 23:14, Hebrews 10:22-23,
E. Because God abounding in His faithfulness, we should:
1. Live by faith in God and in His Word (Hebrews 11:6, Hebrews 10:38)
2. Come boldly to the Throne of God to receive His Forgiveness and restoration (Hebrews 10:22-23, 1 John 1:9)
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