Faithful LORD

Helping out a widow paint her house.

When cutting in painting, it is necessary to have a steady hand so that the paint does not get onto any unwanted surface(s). In the bible, steadiness of hand is used to describe Moses during a battle he was observing. Exodus says,

"And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun." [Ex 17:11-12]

The word for steady in verse 12, is the same word used to describe God’s characteristic: faithful. Psalms says, “Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.” [Psa 36:5] This word is used in Deuteronomy to say The LORD is “a God of truth.”

The LORD’s character is steady. It is unchanging, unflinching. He is enduringly constant. The “painting line” of God’s character is perfectly straight because of His innate faithfulness, His “steadiness.” Because God is faithful, because He is steady and reliable, everything He does can be trusted. He is a God of truth and worthy to be leaned upon.

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