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Faithful

God is ever faithful to His Word. Are we?

He Who made His promise to the faithful, He never lies.

  - Patrick, Confession (British, 5th century)

He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.

  - 1 Thessalonians 5.24

Christians rightly take comfort in the fact that God is faithful. But to what? Is God just "faithful"? Or does that faithfulness have some point of reference?

If we think that God is faithful to us, then we may not have it quite right. God's orientation to us, as to all the world, is not what He can do for us. His concern is that we find our place in His overall plan for good and glory.

God is not, at least not in the first instance, faithful to us, but to His Word, to His promises. God has spoken precious and very great promises to us, and He will not go back on them. His promises will not fail because He attends to them continually, making sure that they come on line at the just the right time in just the right way according to His eternal purpose and plan.

God is faithful to what He has promised, and He calls us to be faithful to His Word as well. We must study to understand His promises, as Patrick did, and let those promises be the guiding light of our experience. We must shake off every hindrance that keeps us from pressing on toward those promises, for we cannot be faithful to our calling when we are distracted by the interests of the world and the flesh.

God is ever faiithful to His Word. Are we? Staying faithful to the Lord is our daily calling and greatest challenge. There will always be temptations to turn our minds from the Lord and our feet from His path. There will always be things that try to convince us they deserve more of our contemplation and desire than the precious and very great promises of God.

But God is faithful, not to our desires and wants, but to what He has promised. As we work to remain faithful in pursuit of those promises, we meet the faithfulness of God meeting us on the path of obedience.

And that's when blessing and fruitfulness occur.

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T.M. Moore

T. M. Moore is principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe, a spiritual fellowship in the Celtic Christian tradition. He and his wife, Susie, make their home in Essex Junction, VT.
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