Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Great Is Thy Faithfulness Part One

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; GREAT IS YOUR FAITHFULNESS (Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV ).
The Bible brings to us the true story of a Holy God's relationship with sinful humanity and His redemptive plans in reconciling us to Himself. 

Neatly woven in the tapestry of Scriptures and human history is the faithfulness of God in carrying out His redemption plans without fail. In the garden of Eden where sin was first mentioned, the faithfulness of God was revealed: 
Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them."(Genesis 3:21).
"God clothed them", you can't read that and not see the faithfulness of God at work.  Right there in their sins, God covered their shame. He cleaned their mess and revealed His plans concerning the redemption of humanity. In Genesis 3:21, we see the righteousness of God in Christ revealed. Remember, before He clothed them, they had covered themselves with fig leaves(their own righteousness).

The "coat of skin" mentioned is an animal skin, meaning blood had to be shed to get that skin. The blood and animal is a type of Christ slain before the foundation of the earth to give eternal life to those who will come to God through Him.(Revelations 13:8).

The story of Adam and Eve is equally our story. It's your story, it's my story. It's the story of the condition of humanity: depraved and wanting independence from God at all cost. "All", Scriptures say "have sinned and come short of God's glory". We were created to reflect and radiate God's glory and live in His presence for ever, but our sin and rebellious life deprives us of that privilege till we are reconciled to God through faith in Christ . 


Our sin is bad and ugly, yet God doesn't relent in His faithfulness towards us. Everyday, in His GREAT FAITHFULNESS He pursues us to reconcile us unto Himself.

Today, if you will listen, don't resist Him. He is faithful to His words, He forgives sin and remembers them no more. Come just as you are. "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28).