"Only fear the Lord and serve Him fatefully with all your heart…" 1 Samuel 12:24a
In modern society faithfulness and constancy are often thought to have been downgraded to being mere aspirations. Commentators talk about the ‘throwaway society’ where nothing lasts longer than the time it takes someone to get bored and move to the next thing.
Samuel encouraged God’s people to remain constant and faithful to the God who had never let them down through all the years in the wilderness and as they took possession of the Promised Land. The fear he spoke of was about respecting God’s power and authority, the same power and authority that could give them the freedom to trust and serve Him for whatever lay ahead.
Many of you reading this will have been committed Christians for many years, some for only a few weeks and some of you are still wondering if this is all really true. Today God wants to remind you that He’s not going anywhere. He is faithful and constant – you can rely on Him completely to be the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Take a moment to reaffirm your commitment to Him and be recharged for the week, months and years ahead or take that first step into a deeper relationship with Him. You’ll not regret it.