Verse 23 Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.
Today’s portion of fruit is one that we tend to take for granted of God but don’t always see where it should be, but is missing, in our own life. Faithfulness is something we all like in our friends but sometimes struggle to show in our life.
Loyal, constant and steadfast. These are words used to describe being faithful. The image of a Yellow Labrador comes to mind but God is really the only one that fills all of those, isn’t He? He is ever loyal, ever constant and ever steadfast. But wait! We are supposed to be reflecting Him. So to bear this fruit we need to be putting ourselves in a place to reflect Him and His faithfulness.
Let’s look at this from the opposite side of the coin for a minute. When we know that someone is faithful how does that change how we think about them during the hard times? If you have a friend that is faithful, you know then when you are dealing with something, no matter what time of the day, you can call them and they will be there for you. Isn’t that just like what God is for us?
Look at verse 21 in our passage. Even though I have been dealing with the issues in verse 20 I can still dare to hope because I remember God’s faithfulness. That is where hope breaks through in the dark times of life, isn’t it? It is when we know that we can have faith in something or someone other than ourselves that we find hope for a time when the current trials are a thing of the past. It is knowing that we aren’t alone.
The fullness of faith in God is what brings us hope. It is the promise of His mercies being new every morning that can give us the boost we need to keep walking. This faith isn’t because of who we are but because of who He is. When this faith in God grows to fullness we start reflecting Him with faithfulness to those around us. This fruit grows in us when our faith and trust in God grows.
If we have spent any time at all as God’s followers we know personally the peace and hope that come from knowing His faithfulness. Let’s show our worship of Him by being someone of whom it can be said is faithful.
Making It Personal
What is a way that you have experienced God’s faithfulness? Have you ever had a friend show you faithfulness? How can you show faithfulness to a friend today?
Making It Personal Kids
What do you think loyalty means? Do you have a friend that is loyal? Are you a loyal friend?
Father, we thank You for Your faithfulness. We have hope for our future because we know that You are going to be with us through the storm and are already there on the other side of it. Help us be faithful too. In Jesus’ name, amen.