he who promised is faithful

Hebrews 10:23 (ESV)

23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.

If we “confess” Christ to be our Lord and Saviour, our living “hope”, then we need to “hold fast” to that belief.

Our day-to-day lives do distract us.

We worry about all our concerns (Matthew 6:25).

We’re easily lured by the false “promises” associated with the pursuit of “riches” (Luke 18:14ff).

We’re all too easily “deceived”. Dragged away from our maker.

Ignoring the very Author of life (Acts 3:15).

What’s more, Satan will purposely “tempt” us as He did Jesus (Mark 1:13).

Yet through all this God remains faithful (Isaiah 49:7).

Despite our selfish behaviour. And in spite of our repeated forgetting about Him.

For nothing can “separate us from the love of God” (Romans 8:39).

Kim+

prayer : help me to not be distracted by the concerns and pleasures of life

action : “hold fast”

given me strength

“I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service,” 1 Timothy 1:12 (ESV)

It’s a very human trait to look to ourselves for strength. Not to admit weakness but instead “dig deep” and push on, trying to persevere on our own.

But Paul doesn’t hesitate to admit his own shortcomings, his own weaknesses. Looking to Jesus for his strength.

Oh, to be so humble!

And so dependant on God and God alone.

So that we too can be a “chosen instrument, carrying His name, as we bring salvation to the ends of the earth”. (Acts 9:15, 13:47b)

Kim+

prayer : thank you God that I can trust in your strength and not my own

action : seek God’s will for serving in my church