- The Lord’s Faithfulness –
by, Jun 27th 2012 at 03:53 PM (481 Views)
Lamentations 3:22-23, “His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness”
2 Thessalonians 3:3, “But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil”
The Lord Jesus Christ has many wonderful attributes, not the least of which is His faithfulness. That is, He is believable and trustworthy, sure to do all He promises. At the end of every year or month, it is good to set aside some time to review and record God’s faithfulness to us, as His children. As you think back over this past year or even this past month or so, why not on a piece of paper entitled “God’s Faithfulness” write down everything that comes to your mind as evidence of God’s love and care for you. Your list would certainly include instances of God’s grace and provision. But it will also record God’s presence during times of difficulty and disappointment. And it must also include your failures and sins, which He has been “faithful and just” to forgive (1 John 1:9). You could put down on your list that He is our Creator, and has a distinct purpose and will for our lives. Therefore all who are His can safely “commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator” (1 Peter 4:19). He will keep us to the end; Paul said, “I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Then follow his confident assurance, “Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it” (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24). My friend, each new day the Lord gives to us, whether in the Bible lands or at home, is an expression of His faithfulness and provides opportunities to live for and serve Him.
It’s a good thing God isn’t like us. So often we find ourselves being unfaithful to Him. We ignore or subvert His commands. We give in to our sinful nature and do the very things we know we ought not to do. Or worse yet, we choose not to do that which we are expected to do and we often doubt Him and His Word, but even this doesn’t change His love toward us. If God wasn’t faithful to us and if He didn’t keep the promises He has made to us, we’d be finished. Indeed, “God is faithful, by whom ye were called” (1 Corinthians 1:9), for His very name is “called Faithful and True” (Revelation 19:11). Thus, when we follow the Lord with all our heart as Joshua did, as Moses did, and as Abraham did, He will be faithful to keep His promises. He will bring you into a place of peace and prosperity. His love and grace will overflow like a river in your life. Everywhere you go, the name of the Lord will be written on you. God is faithful. As He protected the Israelites, so He protects His other children. We are God’s children, under His infinite, omnipotent, and eternal power! What an encouragement to live for Him every day! Our strength for the present and our hope for the future are not based on the stability of our own perseverance but on the fidelity of God. No matter what our need, we can count on the Lord’s faithfulness.
Great is thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided –
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me! - Chisholm
He who abandons himself to God will never be abandoned by God.