By Pastor Dr. Ronnie W. Wolfe
So much is said in the Bible about God's faithfulness that it seems so helpless to try to explain it, but this verse expresses that God's faithfulness is in every generation; that is, it is the same throughout all of time from beginning to the end (Alpha and Omega).
Why does the earth not spin out of control? Why does the wind not escape from the earth and go into outer space, depriving humans of enough oxygen in a perfectly balanced condition for us to breath and live? Why do the stars go on shining as they do in their orbits? Why do the sun and moon rise and set according to even our own predictions? It is because God is faithful.
Why do we know that God will never send another flood on the earth to destroy all of mankind? It is because he is faithful. How can we read the signs in the sky for our seasons? It is because God is faithful.
How can scientists split atoms and build DNA models? It is because God is faithful. How do we know the science of chemistry, astronomy, math, and even philosophy? It is because God is faithful. We are simply expressing, when we apply ourselves to these disciplines, that God is faithful. Without his faithfulness, luck would be a reality, and chance would be the order of the day; but there is no luck nor chance, because God is faithful.
So the earth abideth--it stays in its course. It does not spin out of control but stays within the perimeters of God's judgment. He is the Sovereign of the universe. There is no wonder that God gave Daniel the inspiration to write in Daniel 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
We cannot do, we cannot think, we cannot understand nor contemplate without God's faithfulness. It is he who has made us -- Psalms 100:3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Now, if God is faithful in all of these things, he must be faithful to his promise to save any and all who come to him in repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.
It is also true that, if God is faithful (and he is), we are kept by his power after our salvation to be made like unto him and to receive our . . . inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time (1 Peter 1:4-5).