2 Thessalonians 3:3 New Living Translation (NLT)
“… the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.”
To be faithful is being worthy of trust. It’s also being reliable and consistent. This is our God; worthy of our undying devotion and trust for He is consistently reliable in all that He does. There is no time when God has failed any of His creation. He is here to lead us through life’s maze by the power of His Holy Spirit. He will strengthen and protect us from the wiles of the evil one. That is the steadfast faithfulness of our unchanging God.
We must understand that just as with Job, Satan must seek permission to harass us. If this were not true then there would be something out of God’s control and that is impossible. Satan is the one that attempts to lead us off the narrow path onto rabbit trails that either lead us nowhere or to our ultimate destruction. This is why we must stick close to the Lord each day. Read His word for our daily dose of encouragement, edification and direction. God is faithful and consistently reliable. Men will fail us, God never has and never will.
If you are in need of supernatural strength to overcome an obstacle or guidance for the future, you can rely on our trustworthy God to lead, guide and support you through any situation. See what scripture says about His steadfast nature: “I am the Lord, and I do not change…” (1) and again: “God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, …” (2). When temptations threaten to overtake you remember what Paul wrote to the Corinthians: “The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.” (3) God never changes like shifting shadows (James 1:17 New Living Translation NLT)(4). There is nothing this side of heaven that we can say that about except our Lord. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Reformation Study Bible.
(1) Malachi 3:6 New Living Translation (NLT)
(2) 1 Corinthians 1:9 New Living Translation (NLT)
(3) 1 Corinthians 10:13 New Living Translation (NLT)
(4) “Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.”