Pondering God (Part 17)

17 May. Continuing our study of God...who is He? He is the finisher of our faith. The brings to completion what He begins. I continue to hear of people (I met a few tonight) who were diagnosed with ADD or ADHD. They have a great self-image, but their sentences never seem to finish. Their projects lie half-completed in their basements. They start so many things, but never finish them.
God, however, is not like that. He always finishes what He begins. Imagine that! Imagine being the boss of someone like God. 

Give him an assignment and you can be sure that it will be finished. Ask him to visit someone or to write a symphony or to answer your emails that are backing up in your in-tray... and voila, in due course, you are sure they will be done. That, my friend, is comforting. 

Paul was a rabbi who knew well how to begin things, but wasn't sure about their endings. He wrote, "He who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Messiah Yeshua." (Philippians 1.6)
And yesterday's verse from 16 May, says this, "Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." 

How do I know Jesus will perfect my faith? On the cross Yeshua received the sour wine, and said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. (John 19.30) The word "it is finished" (tetelestai) has the same root as the word in Hebrews for "perfecter" of our faith (teleiotes). God said it; that settles it. He will bring it to pass. 

Does that bring you comfort today?


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