Scripture Reading: 2 Samuel 22
“As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him,” 2 Samuel 22:31.
Today, let us meditate on the reliability of God. I say to you again and again that you are a child of God. When you have nothing else to hold onto just hold on to God: He is invisible but He is invincible. You cannot see Him physically but you see His actions and your spirit-man knows Him because He is your Author, Creator, preserver, and maintainer. He is the one who can improve you; while looking at you the way you are now, He sees the finished product. He who began a good work in you will take it to perfection because He is reliable.
The Lord is reliable; we are variable. He is holy and pure; we are sinful. When a reliable God calls a variable man to walk before Him and become perfect, He is showing us a way out of our wretched state. He is calling us, making a way for us to experience His sure and everlasting blessings. He is constant, settled, and does not change. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever, Hebrews 13:8.
If we go through the Bible we read that Abraham found Him to be reliable. God said, come out of your brethren, kindred, nation into a place where I will show you, come out and I will make nations out of you and I will make you a father of nations, and God followed through.
Moses, Samuel, Elijah, Elisha, Job, and the Lord Jesus found Him reliable, and I dare say I have also found Him reliable through all my needs and experiences.
God is good because He is El-Shaddai, the all-sufficient One. His sufficiency reliably meets every need.
He is Jehovah Nisi, the God who goes to battle for you even when you do not know a battle is raging. He is the God who watches out for you in time and in eternity. Reliability is His nature. I pray that you will begin to walk with God as someone who knows Him, and one who is able to say, “Great is your faithfulness to me, O Lord.”
He is Jehovah Nisi, the God of victories; and He is reliable for victories in the battles of your life. He is Jehovah Shalom, the God of Peace who can be counted upon to bring peace in your life in the name of Jesus. He was able to say to the raging storm, “be still,” and the storm calmed and there was peace, Mark 4:39. He is Jehovah Jireh, which means He is reliable in provision. He is the Lord who provides even where there seems to be no way. Just as He provided a ram for sacrifice, He will make provision to meet your needs. He watches over His Word and His name to protect it forever. Therefore, you can tell generations to come that God is reliable.
He is Jehovah Rohi, the Shepherd, the reliable one who guides. As the one who sanctifies, Jehovah Shekenu, He will make you into a special person so that people will say that one is different, sanctified, set apart from the world, is a Christian, among the remnant. He is also reliable as Jehovah your covenant Father and as your ever-present God.
O Father, Jehovah Shammah, we ask that you keep us in your Presence perpetually. Let us continually experience your reliability.
If we look at 2 Samuel 22:29–31, the Word of God says, “For thou art my lamp, O Lord: and the Lord will lighten my darkness. For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall. As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.” David tried the Word of the Lord throughout his life and found it reliable.
The Bible has been found true by generations long gone. They found God reliable and He remains so today. The only condition is that you must trust in Him. If you trust Him, He will show Himself reliable to you.
“For who is God save the Lord? And who is a rock, save our God?,” 2 Samuel 22:32. There is no other reliable entity on earth besides God. “God is my strength and power: and He maketh my way perfect,” 2 Samuel 22:33. May He be your strength and power and make your way perfect in Jesus’ name.
The first step to trusting God in this way is to surrender your life to Him. Pray, “Dear Lord Jesus I come to you just as I am. I surrender my life to you and make myself vulnerable to you. Write my name in the book of life. Bless me with the experience of salvation and the spirit that dissolves doubt so that I may experience your reliability in Jesus’ name.
If you are already born again, pray the Word and believe it. God is reliable. May His reliability eliminate your variables in the name of Jesus.
Father God, show yourself strong in our lives in this generation and let your reliability be our testimony forever. Amen.