Faithfulness To God Is No Small Matter For Him

Psalm 138:8 says, “The Lord will vindicate<span class="crossreference" style="font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(A)”> me; your love, Lord, endures forever<span class="crossreference" style="background-color: white; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(B)”>— do not abandon<span class="crossreference" style="background-color: white; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(C)”> the works of your hands.”

Let’s break this down into three parts if we may:

The first is our reliance on God to bring about justice, fruitfulness and mercy on our behalf – “The Lord will vindicate me…” This is our assurance that every good deed is not forgotten, every slight not mistaken and every action not ignored. God sees what’s happening to and around us. He may seem silent sometimes like He doesn’t have a say, but believe that nothing happens outside His watch. He sees, and in His time will vindicate. 

The second part states that God’s love endures forever – shall a father suddenly not love his son? No matter the storm or sun in our hearts, God’s love is unending and unwavering. He is love. That’s God’s nature from which He acts. Now logically if God loves us, will He stand by forever while we cry? 

I love the third part – do not abandon me, that which you created. I just love it. It’s what I run to my Master’s feet with, my bargaining voucher for favor. I remind God that I am a work of His hands and if not Him, then whom should I turn to. Who else can listen to me, guide or teach me, vindicate or bless me if not the one who made me.

This verse speaks to faithfulness, and faith in God in no small matter to Him. No matter the measure – some are blessed with great faith, others not so much and yet more little – its fullest capacity is what’s pleasing to God. 

See what He does with faith. He’s provided these stories all over the Bible and in our day-to-day experiences. It’s easy to look at one unanswered prayer or two backfired things but across our lives do we see what God has done with our faithfulness? 

It may be that your faith is being tested – your season of dryness prolonged, calamities back-to-back… This verse is a prayer to God. It speaks to our attitude, our hope and our proclamation, and it takes our faith and offers it to God. It rightly places us in a position of humility, secures our identity as God’s children, and fastens in us a hope that in due season, God will come through and provide.
Faithfulness To God Is No Small Matter For Him

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