標 題： 神是信實的
經 節： 那召你們的本是信實的，祂必成就這事。（帖撒羅尼迦前書五章24節）
God Is Faithful
He who calls you
is faithful, who also will do it. (1 Thessalonians 5:24)
God never calls us to do anything without faithfully keeping His word
and enabling us to do it. We are not always faithful to do what God tells us,
but He remains faithful and stands by His word to fulfill what He has promised
When the children of Israel reached the Red Sea, they might have
concluded that God had abandoned His promise to them. The sea was barring their
advance, and the murderous Egyptian army was racing to overtake them! Yet God
proved then, as He has ever since, that He is absolutely faithful to every word
He speaks to His children.
God may have spoken to you about something in particular—a ministry in
your church, the way to raise your children, or what you should do in your job.
You have obeyed Him, but now you face a Red Sea experience. It seems that what
you thought God wanted to accomplish is not happening. Perhaps your ministry has
not been well received, or your children are rebelling, or those at your
workplace are criticizing your actions. Trust in the character of God. It is
His nature to be faithful. The testimony of His people throughout the ages is
expressed by the psalmist, who declared: “I have been young, and now I am old;
/ Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, / Nor his descendants begging
bread” (Ps. 37:25).
Regardless of how bleak your present circumstances are, do not lose
hope. No one has ever experienced unfaithfulness on God’s part! Allow time for
God to reveal His faithfulness to you. Someday you will reflect on what God has
done and praise Him for His absolute faithfulness to you.