God is Faithful


God is unchanging. He stands firmly by His promises. His character provides a rock-solid foundation for us in the changing seasons of life.

God is faithful! The apostle Paul wrote these words in his second letter to the Corinthians (2 Corinthians 1:18). He had found himself in a difficult situation and God had wonderfully granted him help and guidance. We can clearly see the great thankfulness and joy contained in these words; Paul was thanking God for His faithfulness.


We have certainly experienced God’s faithfulness this year! Most of us have taken many things for granted. Now we need to stand still and reflect. Look around you and you will agree – it is indeed time for Thanksgiving!

With this in mind, God wants to remind us via His Word that HE is the Giver of all good things! The apostle James confirms this with the words, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning” (James 1:17).

We must therefore sincerely thank HIM as His followers! We must give thanks, with words, pure hearts, and deeds. We worship and praise Him, with deeds towards those who need help, and with thank offerings to the LORD.

How dependent we are on God’s faithfulness, goodness and grace! We live only by His creativity and compassion. Every piece of bread, yes, all food on our table is a gift from God’s good hand to us. With an aching heart, God often has to watch how His gift of love is ignored and thanklessly thrown away like a piece of trash. Living wastefully is not to God’s glory. Let us instead bring glory to His name by passing on the good which God entrusted to us. We give our thanks with the means that we have in order to advance the work of the gospel. The psalmist Asaph writes: “Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; and to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God” (Psalm 50:23).

God’s Word clearly shows us that sincere gratitude is the pathway to spiritual blessings. Have we not all received various blessings from the LORD? They will only multiply when our gratitude increases. Indeed, God was and is faithful. We must not be unfaithful; we must prove our love and faithfulness to HIM. A quotation from long ago says, “If we keep thanking, God keeps blessing!”

Yes, what a faithful God! HE has never forsaken us (this could not always be said of ourselves). Therefore God calls to us in His Word: “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits” (Psalm 103:2). How could we forget His grace and goodness?

Pass it on, that which God has entrusted to you. A lake that has no outflowing stream will get marshy and become a useless moor. The person who does not pass on what God has given him will likewise become unfruitful. Let us examine our hearts before God so that our gratitude might be pleasing to HIM. How will you thank HIM? Remember – HE is faithful and wants to bless you!

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