Names of God: Faithful and True

The Lord or Yahweh is referred to as “faithful and true” on four occasions in the Bible.

“They said to Jeremiah, “May Yahweh be a true and faithful witness against us if we don’t do exactly what Yahweh your Elohim tells us to do.”  {Jeremiah 42:5}

The people are asking for the Lord to be true and faithful is they do not do as the Lord commands.

So, what does this mean?

The word faithful means to be loyal, constant and steadfast or to be true to the facts of the original.

In other words, the people are asking for the Lord to be faithful to who he says he is and what he says he will do.

The meaning of true means to act in accordance with fact or reality; to be accurate or exact; or to be loyal, faithful and honest.

All of these are words which describe who the Lord is.

The other three references to the faithful and true can be found in the book of Revelations. The first reference is to one of the churches and the other two to what is to come when Jesus returns.

“To the messenger of the church in Laodicea, write: The amen, the witness who is faithful and true, the source of God’s creation,”   {Revelation 3:14}

“I saw heaven standing open. There was a white horse, and its rider is named Faithful and True. With integrity he judges and wages war.”  {Revelation 19:11}

This clearly is referring to Jesus.

“The one sitting on the throne said, “I am making everything new.” He said, “Write this: ‘These words are faithful and true.’” {Revelation 21:5}

How does the Lord show He is faithful and True?

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