The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
We make a pretty big to do about God being trustworthy in these messages. But not big enough.
"Great is Thy faithfulness" (Lamentations 3:23).
The Hebrew root word of great in Jeremiah's declaration, "rab," suggests an exceeding and multiplied measure. The faithfulness of God infinitely meets and surpasses that standard. From what the Lord cannot do - "lie" - to the infinite capability that forever flows according to His character - "Thou art good and doest good" - trustworthiness characterizes every word and action of God (Titus 1:2; Psalm 119:68).
We have no frame of reference for such integrity in our human experience. Even consistently faithful people cannot exemplify or explain to us what perfect trustworthiness means. Only God can show us as He works in our lives, and as He reveals Himself in the pages of Scripture. However, our imperfect and limited capacity for understanding in our present lives means that, at best, we can only grow in response to perfect faithfulness. We therefore do well to often talk about it among each other. We must read about it, pray about it, exemplify it, and then live our lives expecting our Heavenly Father to bear witness to His trustworthiness over and over and over again. We do so in the realization that no matter how much of God's faithfulness we know, an ocean without shore beckons us to come ever further to discover His perfect heart, word, and way. "But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day" (Proverbs 4:18).
Find the godliest believer on the planet in any given moment. He or she knows the faithfulness of God in significant measure. Godliness requires such knowledge. That believer, however, has barely begun the eternal voyage into a wonder that forever stretches out before all who trust the Lord Jesus Christ. Yes, God can be trusted. We can cast the entirety of our heart and being upon Him with full abandon. He will forever be who He is, and He will never deviate from the course of faithfulness directed by His pristine character. Wondrous indeed, and we can never make a big enough to do of so blessed a haven for our hearts.
"Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds!"
Weekly Memory Verse
"Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world."