“O LORD God of hosts,
who is mighty as you are, O LORD,
with your faithfulness all around you?”
Might and faithfulness. Inextricably linked in this verse. It is a declaration of the Lord’s great power. And in the same moment, of His unending and definitive faithfulness.
The God of heaven demonstrates His power through faithfulness to His people. Intently focused to bring strong support to those whose hearts are blameless toward Him, who believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him (2 Chronicles 16:9; Hebrews 11:6). To fight for them, declaring that the battle is the Lord’s and none can stand against them (Exodus 14:14; 2 Chronicles 20:15; Isaiah 54:7).
You will be able to stand and say, “He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name” (Luke 1:49). For the Lord knows those who are His, and He will not abandon or lose any one who is His own (2 Timothy 2:19; Isaiah 49:15; Hebrews 13:5; John 10:28-29).
“Who is mighty as You are, O LORD,
with Your faithfulness all around You?”
This is how our God chooses to be known, in our hearts and in all the earth. Our God, perfect in splendor. Our God, whose majesty fills the skies. His glory radiates throughout the universe, shining all the more brilliantly with each mighty act of faithfulness toward His own.
And we are His own.
A people for His own possession, to proclaim His excellencies, the glory of His grace (1 Peter 2:9).
Those who were not a people. Those who had no place to belong, no rest for our souls. Now taken in, not as servants, but as beloved children (1 Peter 2:10; 1 John 3:1).
The eternal God is our dwelling place (Deuteronomy 33:27). Mightier than all, with His faithfulness all around Him.
All because Jesus came, making peace by the blood of His cross (Colossians 1:20). So we who were once enemies might be brought near (Romans 5:8-10).
“They shall spring up among the grass like willows by flowing streams. This one will say, ‘I am the LORD’s,’ another will call on the name of Jacob, and another will write on his hand, ‘The LORD’s,’ and name himself by the name of Israel.” (Isaiah 44:4-5)
We find refuge and salvation in the cross, and hope in Christ’s resurrection. Our God is victorious. And we will see His might and faithfulness toward all those who are His – toward you, and toward me. Toward each one of us who have trusted in Christ and declared, “I am the LORD’s.”
You are the LORD’s. And He will not fail you.