”To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless…” Psalm 18:25
How we perceive God is likely the manner in which we live our daily life. Could it be the way we live our life is the way we perceive God showing Himself to us? God is always faithful, even when we struggle with being true. Does that mean God stops being faithful? By all means no, but this may be the way we perceive God.
When we know God as a faithful God, we walk in life faithfully. Interesting thought but what happens when we do not know God as a faithful God? What happens when what we know and experience is God as a distant relational God? We often will allow that characteristic to be the way we respond to others. If we understand God as a harsh dictator, we may find ourselves leading in the same manner. If we have a false understanding of His grace, having to earn His love, then we will treat others with the same regard. We won’t be able to love until we understand and accept that God first loved us.
Interestingly, the God we know may not be the God who is. Watching how we treat others will give a great insight into who we believe God to be.
When we understand God as always with us, and everything He has is ours, we can’t help but wonder if it wouldn’t change some behaviors. Remember the prodigal’s brother becoming envious of the return of his brother? Could it be he misunderstood who God is, and all God has for him? Do we ever misunderstand?
“‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.’” Luke 15:31
Today in the Workplace:
Who do you say God is?