Monday, July 13, 2015

"Faithful and True"

    "God is faithful" (I Corinthians 1:9).

    Our Lord is always true to His character and nature.  He forever speaks, acts, and relates in the glory of His perfection.  As such, He can be trusted without reservation.  "Trust in the Lord with all thy heart" commanded Solomon, a mandate that would be unwarranted if even the slightest hint of unfaithfulness could be found in God's heart and way (Proverbs 3:5).  

    Such blessed truth also presents a great challenge to those who seek to trust our Lord with all our hearts.  We have no frame of reference for relationship with One possessed of such purity.  Indeed, we know that even the most faithful human beings sometimes fail to act faithfully, whether through human sin, weakness, or circumstance.  Throughout our lifetime, we learn to trust some people and not to trust others.  If wise, however, we learn to never view the word or commitment of any human heart as sacrosanct.  We rather hope for consistency of determination and practice.  Thus, when we enter into relationship with God through the Lord Jesus Christ, our "trust, but verify" perspective regarding people may cloud the unreserved abandon of faith that must characterize fellowship with our Heavenly Father.  Indeed, we don't know anyone else who "cannot lie" (Titus 1:2).   We've never met another heart that forever "abideth faithful" (II Timothy 2:13).  No one else's assurances perfectly reside with the willingness and power that always results in "I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass" (Ezekiel 12:25).

    Growth in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus involves increasing awareness of the perfect heart, the perfect word, and the perfect way of God.  By His Spirit, His Word, and His church, we must fortify ourselves with the confidence that every promise of our Heavenly Father has already come to pass, or is in process of ultimate, to the letter fulfillment.  We are the sons and daughters of the One whose Bible shines forth in perfect and pristine purity.  We open the sacred Page to discover the Rock upon which we stand.  There is no other.  Only One is completely trustworthy.  Only One cannot lie.  Only the way of One is perfect.  And only One bears upon His hands and feet the prints of nails that assure us of the blessed truth that there is somebody, Somebody, in this life who can be trusted without reserve, with complete abandon, and with unreserved confidence…

"And I saw Heaven opened, and a white horse, and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True."
(Revelation 19:11)

Weekly Memory Verse
  He is the rock, His work is perfect, for all His ways are done in judgment, a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He.
(Deuteronomy 32:4)

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