1 Corinthians 1:9 God Is Faithful

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.

Romans 15:13 How To Overflow With Hope

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Hope is something that many in this world do not have. Everything in their lives appears to be falling apart, including the world around them. All that is shown in the news is death and destruction.

People are struggling to find joy and peace, causing them to look for both in places where there is only death and more pain.

As Paul is drawing to close on his letter to the Romans, he is praying that God will fill them with joy and peace as they trust in Him. The reason for this is so that they may overflow with hope through the Holy Spirit.

Along with the world, many believers have lost a lot of joy and peace as they look at what is occurring around the world. Not being blind, they also see death and destruction. It does not appear as if God is doing anything to stop the evil that is rising.

Strong and true believers, however, will see things differently. While they see the death and destruction, they know that God and His followers will win in the end. The recognize that God’s word says that things will get worse before they will get better.

In knowing this, they have a joy and a peace that the world cannot know nor understand. The Holy Spirit residing in them gives them power to stand strong and true for God. They know that God is working out all things for their good, despite the circumstances around them.

Believers, who are standing like this, are looking forward to the day when Jesus returns and wins the battle for eternity.

Allow the Holy Spirit to fill you with His power and hope to make it through the battles in your life. As you trust in God, you will be filled with a joy and a peace that all will be well in the end and that you are on the winning side.

Do not let the death and destruction of this world rob you of the joy and peace God has for you. This world will die and all death and destruction will be destroyed for eternity some day soon when Jesus returns to take you home for eternity.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the joy in trusting God; that you will know the peace in trusting God; that you will overflow with hope in Jesus; that you will be filled, led and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Romans 11:33 The Greatness Of God’s Wisdom and Knowledge

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.