Topic: 1 Corinthians 1:4-9
“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised)” (Hebrews 10:23, KJV).
When we share our faith with others - hopefully a natural part of our daily walk, though we need not “preach a sermon” to share - we can remain steadfast in that profession of our faith, not wavering as we consider all He has done for us.
Why is that possible?
Simply this: He is faithful that promised.
The writer of Hebrews, presumably the apostle Paul, knew that the believers had been suffering persecution and there might be a tendency or temptation to become weak in their faith. Even serious doubts might have crept in. So Paul is seeking to guard against any kind of apostasy.
He wants to be sure the people are not shaken by their trials or by the arguments of their enemies. So he exhorts them in unmistakable terms.
Paul’s reasoning to the people about faithfulness was this: Since God is so faithful to us, His children, we ought to be faithful to Him. Further, the fact that He is faithful should be an encouragement to us. We are dependant upon Him for grace to hold fast the profession of our faith.
All that God has promised, He will perform. He is faithful.
I will state in positive, confident terms what God has done for me, knowing that He is the faithful One who will do all He has promised. With this assurance, I can draw open His faithfulness to live supernaturally.
Dr. Bill Bright