…if we are faithless,
he will remain faithful,
for he cannot disown himself.
2 Timothy 1:13, NIV*
And this is why we can trust Him: we can trust His character. God can’t be other than who He is.
I look at the foolishness, immorality and capriciousness of the Greek and Roman gods and the only reason I can figure that people worshiped them was fear. Not the good kind, the healthy respect and awareness of sovereignty that God asks of us, but the terror and need-to-appease kind.
God’s character—and our understanding of it—is central to our ability to live in confident faith in Him. He is who He is. As the hymn declares, “there is no shadow of turning” in Him. Not even a hint of uncertainty. No reason to doubt.
At times He relents, like when the people of Nineveh changed their ways. That’s good: it means He allows second chances. But He never goes back on His word. And He’s faithful to all His promises.
Holy and sovereign God, You are worthy of worship and I praise You. You are worthy of our worship, our trust, and our love. And You love us. You’ve proven that through Your Son. Teach us and help us to live by faith in You, so that we can grow into all You’ve designed us to be.
Let Vicky Beeching’s song, “Yesterday, Today and Forever,” lift our spirits in worship today.
*New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
What a great thought to wake up to this morning. What a difference it makes when we lift our eyes up to Him instead of casting them frantically around all our circumstances!
All the difference in the world, Ginny!