Faithful

Posted: September 28, 2014 in psalms

I remember the preaching not too long ago of how God responds to faithfulness. The speaker spoke about God not looking for the most intelligent, or the most creative person, but he rewards faithfulness. In the case of the parable of the talents, he spoke to the servants by saying, “well done my good and faithful servant”. The word still ring in my ears as I read the ending of a psalm of David…

Love the Lord, all his saints!
The Lord preserves the faithful,
but the proud he pays back in full.
– Psalms 31:23

It is hard to be faithful when temptation is all around. It is difficult to be faithful when the battle is raging on and it seems like we are losing the fight. Doubt creeps into our hearts about the promises of God when the waiting seems so long and it’s like time is passing us by. We can easily be distracted and not stay on the course when our eyes are somewhere else instead of focusing on God. Guess what.

God preserves the faithful.

That statement alone can get us back on track. He never changes. Even His plans for us doesn’t change regardless of how we want to alter it. So when the going gets rough, remember that God would preserve us. All we need to do is to stay faithful.

What about those who die in the line of duty? What about those who waited in vain?

Preservation comes from the Lord. If He choses to take the life of a saint, it is for his son or daughter to be with Him forever. Away from pain. Away from the heartaches. Still, the faithful is preserve beyond eternity.

So stay on course. Stay faithful. The proud will have their day. We have to fix our eyes on Him.

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