The Special of the Day... From the Orange Moon Cafe...
No one has ever trusted in the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and been disappointed for doing so. And no one ever will.
"It is contained in the Scripture, Behold I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious, and he that believeth on Him shall not be confounded" (I Peter 2:6).
God cannot lie. His faithfulness reaches unto the clouds. His Word is true, and every word of God is pure (Titus 1:2; Psalm 36:5; John 17:17; Proverbs 30:5). Thus, the heart that seeks His heart in humility and faith will find perfect trustworthiness awaiting as a safe harbor - the only safe harbor - into which we find the peace of assurance and security.
In a lifetime wherein "the just shall live by faith," this conviction regarding the faithfulness of God must be passionately established and maintained in our hearts (Romans 1:17). Our spiritual enemies continually seek to cast aspersions on our Lord's trustworthiness (Ephesians 4:14). Moreover, the flesh of even the most godly believers among us "lusteth against the Spirit" (Galatians 5:17). We must therefore avail ourselves of God's truth-confirming gifts in order to maintain our walk of confidence and experience of confirmation regarding the safe harbor of our hearts. The Word of God, the Spirit of God, and the church of God (fellow believers) unite to strengthen our trust.
"Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God... He (the Holy Spirit) will guide you into all truth... Exhort one another daily" (Romans 10:17; John 16:13; Hebrews 3:13).
Trusting God first requires Him to fulfill His responsibility of working in us to confirm His faithfulness. This He does without fail. "As for God, His way is perfect" (II Samuel 22:31). Trusting God also requires our response, which is not perfect. However, it can and must become more consistent as we "exercise thyself unto godliness" (I Timothy 4:7). We must give sail to the winds that lead us to safe harbor in order to drop anchor therein. The Spirit, the Word, and fellow believers indeed bear witness - no one has ever trusted in the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and been disappointed for doing so. And no one ever will. Let us avail ourselves of our Lord's prevailing winds in order to grow in knowledge, understanding, and the assurance of the safe harbor to which they lead...
"Thou wilt keep in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusteth in Thee."
Weekly Memory Verse
Put them in fear, o Lord, that the nations may know themselves to be but men.