Monday, August 1, 2011

God is Faithful!

1 Cor 1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

This simple statement is a great blessing! How blessed we are who have known a faithful spouse, served with faithful brothers or have been blessed with faithful friends. But even at their best, they are merely human and by default, are sometimes disloyal.

It is hard for our minds to grasp that our God is consistently faithful. Satan tells us He is not. "Yea, hath God said?" is the ancient lie told countless millions of times each day. He wants to impeach the character of God in the minds of His people.

But it doesn't matter what lies he tells or what we think, God remains always faithful.

In these few verses, we note that He is faithful in:
*His calling, vs 1. "The gifts and callings of God are without repentence." (revocation). Rom 11:29
*His will, vs 1. "The will of the Lord be done." Acts 21:14
*His sanctification, vs 2. Heb 10:14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
*His grace, vs 3, 4. James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
*His peace, vs 3. John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:
*His riches, vs 5. Phil 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
*His gifts, vs 7. James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
*His confirmation, vs 8. Jude 1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

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