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Our Faithful God

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.  How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.   They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.  – Psalm 36:5-9

God is faithful

The world is full of problems; we see the evil of the world played out on the daily news and sometimes it touches us very directly.  But, the Bible teaches us repeatedly that God is faithful and steadfast in His love for us. He is an ever present force of good in the world – a good that is ultimately greater than the evil.  The Westminster Larger Catechism reminds us that:  “God is infinite in being, glory, blessedness and perfection:  all-sufficient, eternal, unchangeable, incomprehensible, everywhere present, almighty: knowing all things, most wise, most holy, most just, most merciful and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in goodness and truth.”

The ungodly people of the world do not acknowledge that God is all powerful and instead try to be sustained only by their own power and authority. The evil of the world can overpower them as they are ill equipped to deal with it. The godly, however, have much reason to have hope because they can see the Spirit of God at work in the world; they can remember His involvement in moments of their lives;  they can place their faith in God’s promises for goodness and righteousness and equity; they can have faith in the promise that God will ultimately triumph over evil.

Let’s praise a faithful God who provides His light to the darkness of the world – “the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” [John 1:5].

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