A Devotional Thought for January 23, 2017:
“God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:9 KJV).
The apostle does not say, “You are faithful.” The faithfulness of man is a very unreliable affair.
It is on the faithfulness of our God that the whole burden of our salvation must rest. We are as variable as the wind, frail as a spiderweb, weak as water.
But, God remains faithful. He is faithful in His love. He is faithful to His purposes. He does not begin a work and then leave it undone. He is faithful to His relationships; as a Father, He will not renounce His children, as a friend He will not deny His people, as a Creator He will not forsake the work of His own hands. He is faithful to His promises and will never allow one of them to fail. He is faithful to His covenant, which He has made with us in Christ Jesus and ratified with the blood of His sacrifice. He is faithful to His Son and will not allow His precious blood to be spilled in vain. He is faithful to His people to whom He has promised eternal life and from whom He will not turn away.
-Charles Spurgeon (taken from his book, All of Grace; adapted and paraphrased by Pastor Michael Edwards)