Thought for the month – July 2019

Faith in God

The countdown to camp is on and some of us will be anticipating the competition. Who will be in our team? Will my team win? Before a big football match the manager may say, “I have faith in my team.” However, we know that doesn’t mean they will win. As humans we can let ourselves and each other down.

So who can we confidently put our faith in – who will never let us down? Only God can never fail; He keeps all His promises. Deuteronomy 7:9 says “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps His covenant (promise) and steadfast love with those who love Him and keep His commandments, to a thousand generations”.

There were many prophecies made in the first part of the Bible, the Old Testament, about the Lord Jesus Christ coming to Earth. These were made hundreds of years before the events happened and there was no way the authors could have guessed them. Even the smallest details of how the Lord died were foretold, such as that His hands and His feet would be pierced, and every prophecy was true.

The biggest promise was that a Saviour would be sent. He came to take our place of punishment that we deserve for the wrong we’ve done. Many people try to get right with God in their own way, but only the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus is acceptable to God. God showed this by raising Him from the dead.

God’s promise for those who have faith in Jesus to be their Saviour is: “I will never again remember their sins.” Faith in God brings us eternal security from the punishment we deserve, as He promises a home in heaven. No one can snatch us out of His hand. “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:1

Do you know this peace in your life?

Caroline Glenn