Questions: How Have We Wearied The Lord
Devotions based on Malachi 2:17-3:5

Devotion 1:

Bible Passage: Isaiah 43:1-2 (NIV) “But now, this is what the LORD says—he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: ‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.'” 

Devotional: Faithfulness to God and One Another 

In a world filled with uncertainty and shifting values, it can be easy to lose sight of the importance of faithfulness in our relationships with God and others. God calls us to be faithful, to honor our commitments, and to reflect His unwavering love in our interactions. In Malachi 2:17-3:5, the people of Israel had strayed from their faithfulness to God, and their unfaithfulness hindered their connection with Him. 

Today, let us take a moment to evaluate our own faithfulness. Are we truly committed to God and to our relationships with others? Are there areas in our lives where we have been unfaithful? It is crucial that we examine our hearts and seek ways to strengthen our dedication to God and our fellow human beings. 

Unfaithfulness not only weakens our connection with God but also impacts our society. When we fail to be faithful, trust is broken, relationships suffer, and communities are divided. Our faithfulness should be a beacon of hope and stability in a world desperately in need of steadfastness. 

Let us remember the faithfulness of God towards us. He never wavers in His love for us, even when we falter. He is our refuge in times of trouble, assuring us that He will be with us through every trial and challenge. Just as He redeemed and called His people by name in Isaiah 43:1-2, He extends the same promise to us today. 

As followers of Christ, let our commitment to faithfulness shine brightly. May we prioritize our relationship with God and cultivate a spirit of loyalty and devotion in our interactions with others. Through our faithfulness, we can be a living testament to God’s faithfulness and the transforming power of His love. 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, forgive us for the times we have been unfaithful to You and to those around us. Help us to evaluate our hearts and strengthen our commitment to You and our relationships. Empower us to be beacons of faithfulness in a world that desperately needs it. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen. 

Thought for the Day: True faithfulness begins with a heart surrendered to God, and its impact extends far beyond our immediate relationships, shaping the world around us. 

~ Written by Gene Bennett