Have you ever taken the time to study and meditate upon the attributes of God? As believers, we often speak of, sing of, and mention His attributes in our prayers, but how often do we stop to think about what they mean? One of the primary ways we “see” God is by pondering His nature.
One of my favorite characteristics of God is His faithfulness. To be faithful is to be steadfast and unchanging. James describes God in this way: “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17) A faithful person never breaks a promise but honors his word no matter what. David said, “The Lord is faithful to all His promises…” (Ps. 145:13)
The faithful do not quit, but finish what they start, “…being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 1:6) Faithful ones remain faithful even when others are not. “If we are faithless, He will remain faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.” (2 Tim. 2:13) God not only acts in faithfulness, but His name is Faithful: “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True.” (Rev. 19:11).
These are just a few examples of the faithfulness of our God. He is constantly working in each of us to conform us to this same image. May we be found faithful even as He is!
P.S. I will be having major surgery next week, so I’ll be taking a break from posting for a few weeks. May God bless you!