For It Is God Who Gives

He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief,
but was strengthened in faith,
giving glory to God,

and being fully convinced that
what He had promised
He was also able to perform.

(Romans 4:20-21)

LORD Jesus, we praise You for all Your works. Forgive us whenever we take the credit instead of praising the One who has made it all possible. Help our unbelief, strengthen our faith, and give us the courage and the wisdom to declare Your mighty acts. In Jesus’ wonderful name we pray. Amen.

Today’s verses remind us to strengthen our faith in times of hardship. We have to believe in God’s promises, give glory to Him alone, and remain fully convinced that the LORD is able to perform.

In my last blog post, I wrote that,

While being good workers and/or givers, we need to remember the One who has made the heavens and the earth and everything in it. He is the One from whom all is coming from.

Did you have a chance to read Deuteronomy 8? We will get to this portion of Scripture in a minute. Let’s turn to Psalm 18 first, and read a few verses:

As for God, His way is perfect;
The word of the LORD is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.

For who is God, except the LORD?
And who is a rock, except our God?

It is God who arms me with strength,
And makes my way perfect.

(Psalm 18:30-32)

Notice that God’s way is perfect. The LORD is God. He is the Rock who arms us with strength and the One who makes our ways perfect. In short, it is not our doing, our way, that will give us success in life. It is God who works, and we as Christians should never forget that.

In verse 17, Deuteronomy 8 warns us against claiming that our own power and the work of our own hands have gained us the wealth we have. This was a warning for the Israelites in their days, and it remains a warning for us as well.

Do not forget the LORD your God

And you shall remember the LORD your God,
for it is He who gives you power to get wealth,
that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers,
as it is this day.

Be fully convinced that what God has promised, He is also able to perform today.

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