Faithful and True



Who do you trust?

One of the most admired and noble traits a person can possess is trustworthiness – in the workplace, in relationships or, maybe more recently, the news we see online.

The “faithfulness” or “truthfulness” of someone is often the characteristic that can cause a relationship to flourish or to fall apart. It shows us whether someone can be considered trustworthy or not.

In Revelation, the final book of the Bible, Jesus is described as “Faithful and True”.

“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True.”
Revelation 19:11

The writer of this passage is making a bold statement that Jesus is trustworthy and faithful in keeping his promises. Throughout the Bible, God makes promises to his people and time and time again he comes through on these promises, proving his faithfulness to us.

With God, a promise is a promise.

We have all been let down by people who have made promises to us before. But knowing that Jesus is not just described “faithful and true” but defined by these things tells us that he will not let us down. He will not forget his promise to us nor will he fail to carry them out.

More importantly, he is the answer to Gods promise that he would save his people from the ultimate problem of sin and death.

Jesus is the ultimate symbol of Gods faithfulness to us; that he would come to bring us into a new and eternal relationship with God once again. We don’t need to question if Jesus can be trusted because his presence among us is a sign of Gods faithfulness to us.

In a world where we don’t know who to trust, the question we should be asking is not “who do we trust?” but “do we trust Jesus?”.

Do we trust that his words are true and that he will keep his promises towards us?

And finally, will we trust Jesus with our whole life?