OUR LORD WHO IS STEADFAST
As we approach the end of the year, let us think gratefully upon the steadfastness of our Lord who stands by us undettered by our fecklessness.
He graciously remains unwavering in restoring our souls and teaching us the ways of His kingdom.
The book of Lamentations 3 verse 22 - 23 gives these comforting words;
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Psalm 117 verse 1 - 2 also says this;
Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!
The constancy of our God gives us a foundation of confidence in the One who will never leave us nor forsake us because His love for us is enduring.
Psalm 86 verse 15 underlines the steadfastness of God by adding that He is slow to respond to our vexatious ways which allows us room to reflect on and correct our attitudes and behaviours when we pass judgement on ourselves.
But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
Let us follow our Lord's example and reciprocate His steadfastness towards us by exercising our own steadfastness in the pursuit of Him and the service of His kingdom.
As Apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15 verse 58:
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
Bless the Lord who never wavers from the work He began in us which He is faithful to complete in the end.
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