Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.
Deuteronomy 7:9 NIV
The Bible often speaks about God’s faithfulness as we see here in Deuteronomy 7:9. The writers of Scripture want us to know that that God is trustworthy because He has PROVEN He is trustworthy. For the Israelites God proved His faithfulness in many way. You know the stories: Abraham and Sarah conceiving at an old age, the freeing of the Israelites from Egyptian bondage, the parting of the Red Sea, the entrance into the promised land, etc - the stories go on and on. God over and over proves His faithfulness through his “keeping the covenant of love” for the Israelites.
What does this mean for us now; how should this impact us today on March 11th, 2019. Well, notice what is says here “ . . . keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations.” Who is included these “thousand generations?” Well of course, we are! Just like with the Israelites, we can count on God’s faithfulness in our own lives. He keeps the covenant of love with us. When we are in tough times, when it seems like something won’t work out, when we are in desperation (like Abraham and Sarah, for example) we can count on God to be faithful to His covenant of love directed at us!
Let’s live in that truth today; the truth that God is faithful in His love for us and that He will always keep up His covenant of love with us.