Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Faithfulness of God, Part 1. Pastor Joe Sugrue.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
God gave them a Law, the Mosaic Law, of which, Codex 1, the Moral Code, defines morality and proves that man is a sinner and needs a Savior.
In the Mosaic Law, Codex 2 was the spiritual code which was a complete shadow of Christology and Soteriology.
The burnt offering,
LEV 1:3-9, was to be a male lamb without blemish and thus represented the incarnate perfect Person of the Son of God.
Codex 1 was a moral code that no man could possibly keep, and Codex 2 taught them the remedy to their status as sinners, the sacrifice of the Messiah, the God-Man Jesus Christ.
ROM 9:4 who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the Law and the temple service and the promises,
Without the Person of Christ, no matter how many assets the Israelites were given, they are lost, and this is what is making Paul so sorrowful.
The Doctrine of the Faithfulness of God.
Point 1. Definition. Divine faithfulness is God’s grace expression to the believer using His perfect character as the basis for expression.
God can be faithful to you because of propitiation (He has been satisfied by the work of Christ on the Cross).
Divine faithfulness manifests itself in divine discipline to the apostate and in blessing to the mature believer.
Faithfulness is an attitude to something in life which you love, respect, admire, or recognize its authority.
Understanding God’s character through His word under the filling of the Holy Spirit will produce this faithfulness in your soul.