The Bible Edge
Thank You Lord
Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.
Today’s verse is speaking about Jesus Christ. This can be proved easily by knowing the first verse of Hebrews three: Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; The first thing that the writer of Hebrews asked the holy brethren to consider about this man is that He was faithful to Him that appointed Him, His heavenly Father.
So, let’s do that. Let’s consider Him in His faithfulness to the Father. Which, upon doing so, it is very likely that we will thank Him for His faithfulness, for it is an outstanding characteristic of the Lord which we seldom consider.
For example, did you know that one of the proper names given Jesus is Faithful? It is revealed in Revelation 19:11. And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. He is called True, for He is. He first though is called Faithful, for He is. Who else could rightly be called by this name? I couldn’t. For since trusting Christ, believing He died on the cross as a sacrifice for my sin, I have not been 100%, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, every hour, minute, and second, for almost 40 years faithful to Him.
Faithfulness is loyalty, from loyalty springs obedience. I have not always obeyed my Heavenly Father, but Jesus did. He was so faithful that it is recorded three times in Scripture that the Father spoke from heaven saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. That phrase “well pleased” is the result of one’s faithfulness. A parent whose child is faithful to their teaching will be well pleased. A husband or a wife, with the faithfulness of their spouse will be well pleased. Every relationship is strengthened or hindered by the faithfulness of each person in that relationship. That being a given is a reason why the Father and the Son had such a great relationship. Jesus was loyal to the Father; the Father was loyal to the Son.
Yes, Jesus was faithful. He was faithful to God and He will be faithful to you. He will do all that He says and more in His faithfulness. As one example consider Matthew 11:28, wherein Jesus promised; Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. In this Jesus is faithful in His promise, but most fail in their part. They do not come unto Him. In their difficulties and burdens they go to this, that, or another thing; this expert, that person, or someone else; this substance, that shortcut, or some other escape. They run here and there trying to find rest when frankly there is only one place that true, eternal, and physical rest can be found, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will give rest if only folks would go to Him. In this, as with every promise He is faithful.
Thank you Lord for your faithfulness.
William T. Howe, Ph.D.