Thursday, February 25, 2016

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

When I started my devotional time this morning, an old hymn came to mind; Great Is Thy Faithfulness. The title of the hymn comes from a passage in Lamentations:

Yet I call this to mind, and therefore I have hope. Because of the LORD’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness! [3:22-23].

Contrast that with the unfaithfulness of today. Husbands and wives are unfaithful to their vows. Children are unfaithful in living by the godly principals taught by their parents. Politicians are unfaithful to their promises. And I’m sad to say that some Christ followers are unfaithful to God. 

That’s why my heart is glad to celebrate the faithfulness of God.

Deuteronomy 7:9 - Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments.

Psalm 36:5 - Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the skies.

1 Peter 4:9 - So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should keep on doing what is right and trust their souls to their faithful Creator, for He will never fail you.

1 Corinthians 10:13 - The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, He will show you a way that you can endure it.

2 Thessalonians 3:3 - But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and guard you from the evil one.

Nothing lifts a negative attitude, a discouraged spirit, a downcast soul, a broken heart like remembering and celebrating the faithfulness of God. He is completely faithful to do what He has promised, not the least of which is saving us!

God is faithful; you were called by Him into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:9

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