Moreover I will establish his kingdom forever, if he is steadfast to observe My commandments and My judgments, as it is this day. 1 Chronicles 28:7
King David spoke the words of the Lord regarding his son, Solomon. By searching the New King James version of God's word, I find that the king also introduces us to the word, steadfast. We are glad of God's steadfast love for us, but what is this steadfast that we use so often? The online dictionaries report that it is firm and dutiful in adherence to what one believes in, and is synonymous with faithful. Well of course it is, for our God is faithful too.
For you and me, steadfast and faithful are a part of the day by day life we live in Christ. Salvation may be a sudden event, but steadfast is the journey afterward. It is what we strive for in Bible study; that daily faithfulness in the reading and application of God's word. Steadfast must be our courage for we will seldom find a day off from the attacks of the enemy. Indeed the older I get the less it seems that I have wait for the next temptation or physical failure of some body part or frustration at work or whatever the method of the day the enemy has chosen. Steadfast is our trust in God when the road we travel over on any given day seems especially difficult. And we cannot forget that steadfast is our faith also when the really scary things happen today. We get the chance to be steadfast in faith, or you might even say, faithfully faithful.Be steadfast in Christ today!