Steadfast Love of God


1) Psalm 18:25 [says]

“ With the loyal you show yourself loyal ; with the blameless you show yourself blameless ;”

NB1: Lord loves those who really love and believe God. He treats them as friends.

2) James 2:23 [says]

““ Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness,” and he was called the friend of God .”

NB: Abraham had to face a problem that too rises directly from the Lord. God Almighty asked Abraham to offer his son a burnt offering.

3) Let us read Genesis 22:2

“He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac , whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah , and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that I shall show you.”

NB: The Lord had already promised Abraham that through Isaac his only son, Abraham would have his generation as much as the sand of Seashore and stars of sky.

a) But now, Abraham did not hesitate; he did not argue with the Lord about the promise of the Lord.

b) He knew that the lord God is all powerful and he is able to rise alive him from the dead.

c) So, he obeyed the Lord and he was about to kill the boy for sacrifice on the mountain.

d) Now the Lord intervened and sent the angel to prevent him from killing the boy.

4) Let us read Genesis 22:12

“He (angel) said, “ Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God , since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.”

5) In Genesis 22:17 [So, the Lord says]

“I will indeed bless you, and I will make your offspring as numerous as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore . And your offspring shall possess the gate of their enemies,”

NB1: Are you suffering great distress . Do you think why such suffering is for me? Am I not God's child? Am I not God's friend?

NB2: Do not worry. Abraham did not frighten. The suffering became a blessing for him and his generation.

NB3: The Lord will change your present distress in to a great blessing. No evil will come from the lord . The Lord will change the distress in to happiness.

6) In Matthew 5:39 [Jesus says]

“But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also”

NB1: You may think if you do not resist the evil doer who causes all sorts of distress will overcome you.

NB2: But the Lord says, “I will fight against those who fight against you. I preserve you in my palm.” [ Refer Bible and correct this .]

NB3: Let us unload our burdens to Jesus and live in a righteous path. Jesus will set a clear path for our life among the bushes. He is the way.

NB4: We saw earlier that the Lord gave blessing to the generation of Abraham. It was the time of fulfillment of God's promise.

NB5: Israelites were on the way to Jericho where River Jordan overflows its entire bank. There was no other way to cross the flooded Jordan . Here the lord was performing miracle.

7) Let us read Joshua 3:15-16

“Now the Jordan overflows all its banks throughout the time of harvest. So when those who bore the ark had come to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests bearing the ark were dipped in the edge of the water, the waters flowing from above stood still , rising up in a single heap far off at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, while those flowing toward the sea of the Arabah, the Dead Sea, were wholly cut off. Then the people crossed over opposite Jericho .”

NB: You believe! If there is no way for you, that is the time for the Lord to perform miracles . So do have faith in the Lord.

8) Psalm 18:23-24 [say]

“I was blameless before him , and I kept myself from guilt . Therefore the Lord has recompensed (rewarded) me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight.”

NB: If I lead a righteous life in the way of Jesus Christ, sure he will relieve us from all kinds of distress and problems. The Lord will fight for you. He will fill you with all sorts of happiness and contentment.