NIV Once-A-Day At the Table Family Devotional

True Dependability

• Which of your friends is most dependable?
• How important is dependability in a relationship?

You may have noticed that people are not always dependable. People make mistakes. People say one thing and then do another. People forget things. People break promises. Many people try to live good lives, but no one is perfect.

But God is perfect. God never has an “off” day. His rules are perfect. He is perfectly consistent. He’s never in a bad mood. He will never say one thing and then do another.

He is faithful to his Word — ​and he’s faithful to us. He was there when we needed him yesterday. He’s there when we need him today. And he’ll be there when we need him tomorrow. We can count on him to be exactly who he says he is and to do exactly what he says he will do.

Not only is he faithful, God is also just. He will punish all injustice. He will defend his people. Sometimes it may look as though people get away with sin. Sometimes it may seem as though bad people prosper while good people suffer. But ultimately, God will administer justice.

Dear God, thank you for being faithful to us. Thank you for never making us wonder whether we can trust you. Help us show that same kind of dependability to other people. Amen.