God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:9
Searching for a faithful person is difficult. On a regular basis, people change their minds, change directions and let others down. Although sometime this occurs for a good reason, it is still difficult to trust others because when it happens, they are not completely faithful.
The faithfulness most people have are to themselves. They are quick to take care of themselves in whatever manner that requires, even at the expense of others.
As Paul opens his letter to the Corinthian church, he tells them that God is faithful and that He has called them into a fellowship with Jesus.
While many believers have chosen to believe in Jesus and God, they struggle with trusting and understanding His faithfulness to them. The struggle comes from the fact that many of the people they know are not very faithful in most situations. Others have let them down so many times that they struggle to trust that God will not let them down.
The small picture, short term vision that people have, makes it difficult for people to see God’s faithfulness. God is faithful in that He will always do what He has promised, even though often it does not look the way one may think it should look like.
As soon as one repents of his sins, God will forgive. At the right time, God will always provide exactly what is needed. No matter where a person goes, God is still right there with him. He will always give wisdom and direction, when He is sought out and obeyed.
God’s faithfulness is seen in what is needed and best for each and every person with eternity in mind. All a person must do is believe God.
Take a moment to look at all the promises of God. Ask God to reveal to you the ways He has fulfilled many of those promises in your own life. As you do this, you will begin to see how faithful God is to you and that He will remain faithful to you.
Allow yourself to put your entire life into His hands and trust that He will do what is best for you. He has called you into fellowship with Jesus and will not leave you, nor forsake you. He is faithful and can be trusted.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know God’s faithfulness to you; that you will trust in God’s faithfulness for all of your needs; that you will remain faithful to God; and that you will grow in your walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Romans 11:33
Over the years people have honored certain wise men or men of great knowledge. Most people are of average knowledge or wisdom that does not go very far.
It amazes people when someone is able to show great wisdom in certain situations in life and make the right judgment calls. Not everyone can understand how men or women come to such great wisdom or knowledge, because it is very rare to see.
Paul quotes from Isaiah 40:13, when he talks about how deep are the riches of God’s wisdom and knowledge. He points out that no one can really search all of God’s judgments or paths and fully understand them.
Just looking at nature, one can begin to see just a small glimpse of how great God’s wisdom is. For someone to create the earth and all that is, in the complex structure that it is, shows extreme high level of wisdom and knowledge.
The complexity of just one human cell is mind boggling to the best of scientists. Then to realize that they are multiplied billions of times over in just one human, than again in billions of more people, not to mention animals and plants. Yet, God works all of them together.
If God can do this with creation, what can he do with the path of one who believes in Him and trusts Him?
God has perfect wisdom and knowledge to lead His people correctly. He did the perfect plan to provide salvation for humans when they sinned against Him and deserved death.
As a believer sits back and realizes what God has already done, he will be amazed at the depth of God’s wisdom and knowledge.
Just as God is at work in all of creation, He is at work in your life. The same wisdom and knowledge He used to create the heavens and the earth, He is using to guide your life on the best path possible.
Take a moment to realize how great and wonderful is God’s wisdom and knowledge. Then trust Him as He guides you through life on this planet.
You may not always understand what God is doing or why He is leading you a certain way, but you can always know that it is always for your best interest.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will trust God’s wisdom and knowledge as He leads you; that you will allow God to guide your every step and action; and that you will be amazed at God’s wisdom being used in your life.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
According to the world, true love shows what is in it for self. People ask what they can get out of love for themselves, rather than what they can give to others. Even in the process of giving to others, it is often to gain some recognition or power for self.
The world recognizes that the best love is when one person sacrifices himself to save or help another person. This can be seen among the military and emergency personnel.
Paul tells the people that God demonstrated His love for everyone by having Jesus die for them, while they were still sinners.
It is common for many people to feel as if they need to clean up their life and be holy in order for them to come to believe in Jesus or approach God at all. Many people will not even give God a chance, because they know that they are a sinful person, who cannot really change.
God has a love that is perfect and is willing to go above and beyond the ways of this world. Instead of waiting for people to change themselves, God shows His love by dying for the people, while they are still against Him.
All a person must do is repent of his sins and believe in what Jesus did for him. Once this is done, God can then work on him to change him into the person God wants him to be. He can work on removing sinful habits and making him holy and righteous in Christ Jesus.
The first step in all of this amazing process was taken by God. He chose to show His perfect love first and all people need to do is accept it and then work on being changed.
God loves you. He loves you so much that He was willing to have Jesus die for you, while you were still against Him.
Take a moment to recognize how much God loves you to die for you while you hated Him. Give your life to God, by repenting of your sins and having faith in what Jesus did for you.
Do not reject God’s great love for you. He is willing to give you life, abundant life, if you just trust in Him.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the love God has for you; that you will know what Jesus did for you; that you will have faith in Jesus; and that you will allow God to change your life.