For the word of the LORD is right and true; He is faithful in all He does. The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. (Psalms 33:4-5)
A package arrived in the mail days later than expected, even though we had been given a specific date for delivery. Fortunately, the effects were not significant, but the delay made me thankful that God honours His commitments. What He says He will do, He will do. “He is faithful in all He does”.
When someone gives us their word, we expect them to honour it, but often we end up facing disappointment. When God gives His word, He stands by it. His word is always “ right and true”. Life gets challenging at times, but as difficult as circumstances may appear, we have the assurance that He “neither slumbers nor sleeps”. He will fulfill what He has promised. “He is faithful in all He does”.
Have you given Him your word? Have you promised to do something that you have somehow forgotten about? Sometimes we make commitments out of habit. We promise to call, or promise to pray for someone, or promise to visit with someone who is sick or shut-in, then life gets busy and we forget to do what we pledged. Someone may be waiting for an answer that He can fulfill through our hands and hearts today. Are you up to the task?
Inventory / Introspection: What commitment have I forgotten/neglected to fulfill?
Personal application: Am I willing to allow Him to teach me to be faithful in all I do?
Father, I am thankful for your unfailing love and your everlasting faithfulness. My soul rejoices in You, the Lover or my soul and the One whose faithfulness knows no end. I am thankful that you love righteousness and justice and that Your keep your word.
I pray You will examine my heart and thought today and see whether I have any unfinished business in the form of commitments I have made and have not honoured, and that You would open my eyes to what I need to take care of.
As I go about my daily living, and as I see the needs of those around, I pray You will help me to make wise decisions as to how I should use my time, talents and all I am for Your glory. Thank You for showing us the true meaning of commitment as we contemplate the birth of the Christ-child and the Greatest Gift ever offered to man.
May Your name be glorified as we live in service to others.
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