WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
"The Faithfulness of Faithfulness"
God often reveals His heart-transforming faithfulness by His personal working in our lives, leading us into circumstances and conditions that make necessary our trusting Him. "In my distress, I cried unto the Lord" (Psalm 120:1).
In our present existence, we discover God's trustworthiness as He fulfills the promises of His Word in the context of our particular experience. The general principles of Scripture must become the personally believed and applied truths that meet us along the God-paved pathways upon which we journey in our walk with the Lord. Recall the account of the woman at the well. She encountered the Lord Jesus Christ in a heart and life-changing exchange, then returned to her fellow Samaritans with the testimony, "Come and see a man which told me all things that ever I did!" (John 4:29). The Samaritans responded, spending several days with the Savior and listening to His words. "Now we believe", they subsequently testified, "not for thy saying, for we have heard Him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world" (John 4:42). Contact and communion with a faithful Christ led to personal faith in the Samaritans, and doubtless to the faithfulness that always accompanies genuine confidence in the Lord Jesus.
The doctrine of God's faithfulness provides an essential element of knowing that we serve a perfectly faithful Lord. We must avail ourselves of God's truth, however, if we are to know God's trustworthiness in a manner that affect our lives, and our growth into the spiritual and moral likeness of Christ. We must "hear Him ourselves" in order that we may "know that is is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world." The principle must become the personal, as it were. Such living experience of a living Savior cannot fail to reveal God in so powerful a manner that we not only gratefully love Him. We also reflect Him in our own character, nature, and way. This is the promise we consider in this present series of messages, and the assurance that we cannot remember too much or too often…
"Beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, we are changed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord."
(II Corinthians 3:18)
Weekly Memory Verse
And the heavens shall praise Thy wonders, o Lord, Thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.