1 Thess 5:24, No Creature Can Be Perfectly Faithful to You.

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May 17, 2023

God is faithful to us. No one else is.

GEN 3:4

The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die!”


We didn’t actually come to know good and evil, we took the right to determine what they were for ourselves. We became our own moral compass.


Satan lied and we died. The fall was an epic catastrophe. We’re so used to sinning and being fallen that we hardly know how catastrophic it was.


Is there heaven on earth?


The one who calls you is faithful.

[The ark and the flood. At the start of the biblical narrative, God shows Himself faithful. They who perished had rejected God.]


1 Thess 5:23-24

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.



Active meaning - believing, trusting.

Passive meaning - trustworthy, reliable.


The obvious use here of God is the passive one, God who calls you is trustworthy and reliable, meaning that His calling, the highest calling every given to a creature, was 1) not a mistake; and 2) will come to pass.


“Faithful is He who calls you, and he also will bring it to pass.”


“bring it to pass” is the future active indicative of poieo which is the common word for doing or making. “He will do it.”


We have to make good choices based on a vibrant faith, but even when we do not, God is faithful.


God is faithful: He knows every part of your life and provides more than enough to thrive in it, 1CO 10:13.


1CO 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.


It is our calling to thrive in life, no matter what life may bring (or who).


God’s faithfulness enables us to trust Him.


2TI 2:11

If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.


It is our calling to always trust Him, no matter what.


This is a statement of God’s faithfulness. It is not a line that tells us it’s okay to be faithless. Of course we are forgiven of all things.


God’s faithfulness makes us confident and bold witnesses.


It is our calling to witness of the gospel and the truth no matter what the opposition.


HEB 10:23

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;


God’s faithfulness allows us to wait patiently on His timing.


HEB 11:11

By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised.


It is our calling to wait patiently on God’s perfect timing.


God is faithful to reward us for doing what is right - heaven on earth.


1PE 4:19

Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.


If we fail and we confess our sins to God, we are confident in knowing that we are forgiven because of the blood of Christ.


God is faithful to forgive all sin so we can run hard despite failure.


We are called to press on in righteousness despite failure. It is our calling to press on in spite of sin.


1JO 1:9

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


Our Lord was faithful to the Father’s will.


The Lord’s faithfulness in His sacrifice for us:


HEB 2:17-18

Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.


His aid is in the form of His finished work and eternal forgiveness. No matter what we have done, God the Father is satisfied with us (propitiation). Reach for what lies ahead.


Our calling is to endure evil people (essentially motivated by the devil).


2TH 3:1-3

Finally, brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord will spread rapidly and be glorified, just as it did also with you; 2 and that we will be rescued from perverse and evil men; for not all have faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil (one).


Jesus our Lord, our role model, husband, king, etc., is and always will be faithful.


REV 1:5

Jesus Christ, the faithful witness,


REV 3:14

The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this:


REV 19:11

And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war.


Many times the Scriptures are called a “trustworthy statement,” and that is the same word faithful. Especially significant is the final time that it is said:


REV 22:6-7

And he said to me, "These words are faithful and true"; and the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent His angel to show to His bond-servants the things which must soon take place.


7 "And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book."


God will do it.