Seven years ago, I posted this article the first time. I found it tonight while searching the archives for something. Sobering to think how quickly time has passed – and how gracious God is that I am still walking with Him. For all of us that know Him – what grace is ours! Trust Him always, friends! Trust Him always – for His work is perfect!
The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is He. Deuteronomy 32:4
When we say that God is holy we mean that God is perfectly morally pure, sinless, upright, and containing nothing exceptionable. God is never dishonest. He never lies, cheats, or sneaks. He is never unfaithful, never un-wise, never unwilling or incapable of doing what is right. God has never sinned in thought, word, or deed. God never does anything wrong, nor is He ever the author of any evil temptation. As the Word says, “…God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone…” (James 1:13b, NIV). In other words, God is morally perfect – He always has been, and He always will be. He is clean, pure, sinless, upright, righteous, good, kind, long-suffering, patient, merciful, full of grace, compassionate, peaceful, sincere, truthful, and in every other way possible: God is holy (set apart in His moral perfections). And, since God is unchanging; He will never not be perfectly morally upright.
In a practical and personal sense, this is very good news for the believer in Christ. It means that we can depend on God to finish that good work which he has begun in us and in His church. That is, we can trust God to finish His good work in individual Christians and the people of God corporately (Philippians 1:6). He knows our frame; He knows our needs. He is using both of these things to accomplish His good work in each one of us. He is sanctifying us through our frailty and neediness.
When it comes to the cooperate aspects of our lives (our churches and homes), we can be certain that He is in control of it all. He knows all about the struggles in our churches and families. He knows about the false brothers that are “blots and blemishes at our love feasts” (2 Peter 2:13) and the faltering brothers at our own dinner tables. We do not need to worry about anything! We can all rest assured – nothing is slipping by His watchful eye; nothing will prevent His Kingdom from advancing exactly as He has ordained (Matthew 11:12). He loves us, our families, and our friends. He will do what is best for each one of us – as the Word says, “God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity” (2 Timothy 2:19).
Since God is holy- perfect in all of His moral nature- we can always trust God. We can trust God even when we do not understand why He remains silent in the face of evils within and evils without. God is a Rock, and to know Him is to trust Him, to trust Him is to love His perfect ways of justice, faithfulness, purity, and wisdom. That is why the Bible says, “The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is He” (Deuteronomy 32:4).