Expositions of Holy Scripture: (Aberdeen Classics Collection)

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'Know therefore that the Lord thy God, He is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him.'Faithful, ' like most Hebrew words, has a picture in it. It means something that can be (1) leant on, or (2) builded on.This leads to a double signification-(1) trustworthy, and that because (2) rigidly observant of obligations. So the word applies to a steward, a friend, or a witness. Its most wonderful and sublime application is to God. It presents to our adoring love-I. God as coming under obligations to us.A marvellous and blessed idea. He limits His action, regards Himself as bound to a certain line of conduct.1. Obligations from His act of creation.'A faithful Creator, ' bound to take care of those whom He has made. To supply their necessities. To satisfy their desires. To give to each the possibility of discharging its idea

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