"But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil."
(2 Thessalonians 3:3)
Men are often as devoid of reason as of faith. There are with us still "unreasonable
and wicked men." There is no use in arguing with them or trying to be at peace with
them: they are false at heart and deceitful in speech. Well, what of this? Shall we worry
ourselves with them? No; let us turn to the Lord, for He is faithful. No promise from His
Word will ever be broken. He is neither unreasonable in His demands upon us nor unfaithful
to our claims upon Him. We have a faithful God. Be this our joy.
He will stablish us so that wicked men shall not cause our downfall, and He will keep us
so that none of the evils which now assail us shall really do us damage. What a blessing
for us that we need not contend with men but are allowed to shelter ourselves in the Lord
Jesus, who is in truest sympathy with us. There is one true heart, one faithful mind, one
never changing love; there let us repose. The Lord will fulfill the purpose of His grace
to us, His servants, and we need not allow a shadow of a fear to fatal upon our spirits.
Not all that men or devils can do can hinder us of the divine protection and provision.
This day let us pray the Lord to stablish and keep us.