God is faithful
He will keep you strong to the end so that you will be free from all blame on the day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns. God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, and he has invited you into partnership with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:8-9
Once we place our trust in God, we can count on Him for He is faithful. Not only that we can trust Him with our present situation but also our future. God is always dependable though we may not be at times. This is what Paul was alluding to from our text. There are Christians in Corinth that were not being trustworthy yet God kept His word and He remained trustworthy. God wants us to be in constant fellowship with Him. Yet, like the Christians in Corinth, we chose to be distant from Him and opted to seek out partnerships that prevented us to be the people He wants us to be. God did not only provide us the means to salvation but also gave us everything we need to live in effective, fruitful, victorious Christian life. This was also the problem of the Israelites during the Old Testament times. Though God had taken them safely out of Egypt so they could be on their way to the Promised Land, they abandoned Him and they turned to man-made gods. Jeremiah described such action as abandoning a spring of fresh flowing water for a cracked muddy cistern that couldn’t hold water. “For my people have done two evil things: They have abandoned me—the fountain of living water. And they have dug for themselves cracked cisterns that can hold no water at all!” (Jeremiah 2:13). God promised those that trusted Him that He will be faithful to provide springs of living water. “But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life” (John 4:14). God is faithful to keep His promise that He will not let us have dry spell in our spiritual life. If we are experiencing spiritual dryness right now, is it because we have been attempting to find our source of spiritual refreshment from man-made sources, which will fail us eventually? Jesus offered His invitation to us when He said: “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink” (John 7:37). Even when we are unfaithful to Him, He remains faithful to us. Let us maintain spiritual consistency by seeking to remain faithful to Him. God is faithful to provide strength and stamina so we will endure in this life. As Paul told the Christians in Corinth; “He will keep you strong to the end so that you will be free from all blame on the day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns” (1 Corinthians 1:8). His faithful character is beyond all doubt for in His strength alone we should hold on steadfastly.
Noel De Guzman