The Nature and Character of God

The Nature and Character of God

Lamentations 3:22-23 (KJV)

22 It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

One thing is central to all relationships that are enduring and beneficial to those involved in it. It is the consistency of the relationship. Meaning that in such a relationship those involved can trust one another. They can bank on the words and promises made because over time each party has demonstrated a true nature of friendship.

We all seek to have people in our lives whom we can trust and who’s nature and character are not fluid but are ever true. It helps to strengthen our resolve in the goodness of others when we encounter such individuals in our life. However, as we know and have the experience, such people are rarely found these days.

So many of us then proceed in life with an attitude of uncertainty when it comes to the authenticity of relationships and unfortunately, we translate that mindset towards God. So much so that many struggle to trust God. They relate with God per their failed experience in relationships. But may I state clearly God is not like anyone whom you have dealt with. His nature and character are ever true. His love is unfailing. His ways are perfect. His Truth is enduring. Therefore, we must come to God with the understanding of who He has revealed Himself to be and not what people have represented Him to be.

No one can fully represent God but God Himself and that has been done through the person of Jesus Christ. His mercies are new every morning. Meaning that God’s mercy which is central to His nature of kindness and faithfulness in demonstrating love and compassion to the undeserving never fails. I can bank on God that He will forgive me irrespective of my sins if I can only by genuinely repent.

I can bank on God that I won’t wake up one morning and He has changed from whom He has always been. I can bank on God that His love will not become conditional on what I do and who I am but it will always be an unconditional love towards me. God is indeed constantly consistent with His person and nature, therefore, as we relate with God may we do so not from the vintage of our human experience but from revelation especially that of His Word and Christ.

When we grow deeper in our relationship with God, then fruitfulness is assured in all aspects of our lives. We are commanded to be fruitful and fruitful we are and must be for the power of the curse has been broken.

Shalom,

Apostle Morgan.

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