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Unfailing Faithfulness

Scripture

Our verse for today comes from Joshua 21:45, ” Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass. “

Background

A manager here at work is going on vacation Wednesday. She also has a relatively new employee working for her, and since she would soon be out of the office for ten days, the manager promised her employee that she would not give her anything new to learn for the next few weeks. But as it turns out, one of the other departments was not handling part of their responsibilities as well as they should, so our new employee will be learning some new tasks beginning today. I don’t believe the shift in assignment was extremely urgent, but the irritant was there from the unnecessary mistakes, and so the manager chose to move on it now rather than let any more time elapse or any more errors occur. And to the new employee’s credit, she rolled with the punches and completely understood how things can change from one minute to the next. Like many of you would probably do, she accepted that not everything that gets promised actually comes to pass.

Application

There’s a word that describes God and His intentions, and that word is faithful. And at its core, it expresses exactly what God reminded Joshua of in today’s verse. Not a word which He has spoken has ever failed, or will ever fail. Everything that He promises does come to pass. There are so many amazing characteristics that our God has, and debating one as better than another is pointless. But to know that God is faithful speaks to the essence of our relationship with Him, for He has asked nothing less of us than to put our faith in Him. He has told us to trust Him to be true to His word, to do what He has said and accomplish for us what we cannot. Knowing that He is ever faithful allows us to leave it all in His hands. Knowing His faithfulness puts the power into our faith, for its strength derives solely from the One in whom we trust. And it should also move us to be faithful, too. Our words and actions now have an eternal worth, reflecting the One who sustains us. So as you speak, as you give your word or make a promise, make sure that it comes to pass. Give evidence of our Lord, the faithful One.

Charge

As we seek Him today, praise God for His unmatched and unfailing faithfulness. Let that faithfulness provide the strength for you that you may be lacking.


Rich Holt / Originally Published on : BCWorldview.org

Also published on : Medium.com.

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