Bible Ballistics: BBs #472 Ever Faithful???
Our God is truly faithful and I would like for us to consider what that means to those who belong to Jesus. While God’s faithfulness is evident all around—whether people are paying attention to it or not—a testimony drawing people to The God Almighty who loves them, sometimes we become so distracted that we forget that God’s principles never change regardless of what is going on in the society around us. Paul wrote some simple imperatives (what we’re called to do!) for us to consider today.
“See that none render evil for evil
unto any man;
but ever follow
that which is good,
both among yourselves,
and to all men.
16 Rejoice evermore.
17 Pray without ceasing.
18 In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus
19 Quench not the Spirit.
20 Despise not prophesyings.
21 Prove all things;
hold fast that which is good.
22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God
your whole spirit
be preserved blameless
unto the coming
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Faithful is he that calleth you,
who also will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:15-24
As we’ve talked about a lot lately—we can only have spiritual maturity and success as we learn to lean continually on our Lord—it’s all about His faithful provision and not our fleshly efforts. It’s “fixing your eyes on Jesus” and walking in the power of HIS precious Holy Spirit’s guiding in our lives.
“I am the vine,
ye are the branches:
He that abideth in me,
and I in him,
the same bringeth forth much fruit:
for without me ye can do nothing.” John 15:5
Yet as we learn to ‘walk in the Spirit’, we will see God’s hand at work all around us, and make a difference in the world around us for HIS kingdom, as we reflect HIS love and grace to those He places in our path. How?
do all things
which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:13
And “I can” because God IS faithful to accomplish His purpose in HIS own!!!
“Being confident of this very thing,
that he which hath begun a good work
will perform it
until the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:6
And because of His love, grace and continual work in our lives, we can be confident in Him and His faithfulness! Always. I simply join Paul, and hope to encourage each of us to keep looking up and pressing on with, for and by the power of our King! Let’s feast on the depths of this truth!
by Christ Jesus.
20 Now unto
God and our Father
and ever. Amen.” Philippians 4:19-20
May God speak His love and truth to your heart to day, reminding you of how much you are loved and cared for by Him—and me! I am praying that each of us will draw near to Him today and let HIS light shine through us. And if you don’t know Him you can, by simply repenting of your sin and calling on Jesus to save you today. (“…if any man….open the door….I will come in….” Revelation 3:20)
“Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you
in due time:
7 Casting all your care
for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7
Amen and Amen!!!