The Unwelcomed Aspect of God’s Faithfulness

Lamentations 3:22-23 assures us: “Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”

What is there not to like about God’s faithfulness?

As the time of Joshua’s death approached, he gathered Israel to share some parting words. After rehearsing all of God’s faithfulness to them, he warned them regarding the outcome of forsaking the Lord and breaking His commandments:

But just as all the good things that the LORD your God promised concerning you have been fulfilled for you, so the LORD will bring upon you all the evil things, until he has destroyed you from off this good land that the LORD your God has given you, (Joshua 23:15)

In other words, Joshua assures them that just as God is faithful in keeping His promises of blessing, He is also faithful in keeping His promises regarding judgment.

Billy Graham wrote:

Some years ago, my wife, Ruth, was reading the draft of a book I was writing. When she finished a section describing the terrible downward spiral of our nation’s moral standards and the idolatry of worshiping false gods such as technology and sex, she startled me by exclaiming, “If God doesn’t punish America, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”[i]

God won’t need to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah. Now with the blood of almost 60 million abortions on our hands and serving as the world’s prime purveyor of immorality, we can be certain that God will be faithful to bring judgment on America. I address this issue in my book, Counterattack, in a chapter entitled, “His Terrible Swift Sword.” This aspect of God’s faithfulness should motivate us to fight even harder to restore righteousness to our nation.


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