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Noah built the ark because he judged God faithful. 

Sarah put forth the effort to conceive because she judged God faithful. 

Joshua led the people around Jericho because he judged God faithful. 

…maybe these people had some doubts but when the time came to make a choice they chose to go through with the plan, to trust Jesus and His promises, because they knew God would be faithful. 

How do you judge God’s faithfulness?

Look at how you handle the callings He puts on your life. Therein lies the answer.

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Faithful Servant

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David looked out over the sheep that he had just saved from the bear and the lion. True, only he and his family would be directly affected by the victory, but they would all be grateful.

Now David stood on top of the giant, Goliath. God’s children, an entire nation, had been saved from slavery. David had once again taken care of the enemy.

Why had God chosen David to save his people from the giant? I’m guessing it was because he proved himself faithful when he saved his family’s flockĀ of sheep.

After all, The Lord says “he that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much”.

Are you showing your faithfulness to The Lord in the work he has blessed you with now? He’s preparing you. Keep pressing on.

Luke 16:10

I Samuel 17:34-37

History Lessons

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Jephthah knew his history. He knew how God delivered time after time. He was able to quote the battles. To find strength from the victories. To be bold when faced by the enemy.

Not because he lived through all of those battles. Most of what he referenced happened three hundred years prior to the battle he was facing.

But because he knew that The Lord had always been faithful to his people he put his confidence in the one true God.

The Bible gives us an entire collection of accounts where God was faithful to his children. Get into his word. Study it out. Be strengthened by what it has to offer.

Jesus has never failed his chosen ones. He won’t begin with you. Find hope in his word.

Psalm 31:1

Judges 11:12-28

Inconsistency

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I Peter 5:8

Matthew 21:9

Mark 15:14

The same crowd that cried “Hosanna! Hosanna!” chanted “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!” only days later.

Their allegiance shifted dramatically in a short period of time.

Are you on a roller coaster ride with Jesus?

The decisions you make, the thoughts you entertain, the goals you have in mind will be all over the map if they aren’t founded in The Lord.

Jesus isn’t inconsistent. We shouldn’t be either.

Allow Him to fill your heart, mind and soul and walk you down the path of righteousness to an eternal home spent with Him.

Your Testimony

Psalm 119:95

I Samuel 17:32-50

The kid, David, stood dressed in the king’s armor. He had been dressed to fight the Philistine giant, Goliath.

Then David remembered what he had spoken only moments before. He had been telling King Saul and the other men how he had been delivered out of the paws of a lion and the paws of a bear. He had eluded to the fact that he hadn’t been wrapped in brass armor and that he hadn’t carried a sword at the time. He told them that The Lord was the one who had delivered him.

In that moment of reflection David realized that the only way he was going to be able to defeat the enemy was to go as God had already proved himself. David decided that he wasn’t going to wear the armor. He was going as he had fought the lion and the bear. He was going to fight the giant wrapped only in God’s protection.

David’s decision proved God to be faithful again.

David had used the circumstances of his life as encouragement to himself and the Israelite men. His testimony of what The Lord had done for him prompted him to stand up to the wickedness waiting to destroy him.

If you’re a child of Jesus then you can relate to David. You’ve faced battles with the wickedness of this world. And because you’re saved it is clear that Christ has already proved himself to be true to you. You’ve already won the biggest battle you’ll face. Draw strength from the fact that Jesus was there for you when you stepped out on faith to believe on Him. Spiritual warfare had been all around. But with Jesus you prevailed.

Boldly stand before the wickedness of the world because Christ has never failed you before and He won’t start now.

Promise Keeper

Romans 4:21

The word of The Lord spoke to Jeremiah. It told him that his cousin, Hanameel would come to him, offering a piece of land for him to buy.

Soon after, Hanameel comes to Jeremiah, offering the piece of land to buy.

Jeremiah knew that it was of The Lord because the transaction was exactly as the word of The Lord said it would be.

Our God is reliable. He is faithful. He is a promise keeper.

If He says that something is going to happen…it will.

Serve God confidently. Know that if He has promised it, it will come to pass.

Every Time

II Chronicles 20:15

Jehoshaphat prayed before the people of Israel: “Lord, you’ve fought for us before and you said you’d fight for us again. We have three groups of people that are out to get us. Will you take care of it? We have no idea what to do. We’re looking to you for deliverance.”

The Lord responded: “Dont be afraid. The battle is mine, not yours. Go down against them tomorrow by the cliff of Ziz and you’ll find them at the brook. You’ll not have to fight the battle. Just watch. I’m going to be with you.”

The people worshipped The Lord.

The next day they reached the cliff of Ziz and looked over. Their singing stopped. They stood in awe. Their enemies already laid dead upon the ground. The three groups had turned on each other.

Keep counting on Jesus.

He is always faithful.

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