One of the things we talk about a lot in church/faith/religion is the notion that we need to be faithful to God.
We should stand up for God. Do right. Do what God wants!
And all of these notions are right and true. All of these notions are for real. We should do each of these things. But, thankful, for us, faithfulness is a two-way street.
Listen to what God says today in Genesis 9: 8-12:
Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the livestock, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark; it is for every beast of the earth. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations
God is a God of covenant and remembrance. God is a God that remembers His promise to us. He will be faithful to His word.
What is that word? Here in Genesis specifically it’s that He won’t flood the earth again. But, that’s not His only promise.
He promised to never leave nor forsake us. He promised to forgive us our sins. He promised to always be by us and by our side. He promised to be our rock and our shield.
He promised to be our salvation.
He is true to what He said He will do.
He is faithful.
Today, may we be faithful to God in all our lives. And may we know, even more so, that He will be faithful to us.
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