Consistency In An Inconsistent World
Posted: Saturday, March 19
Verse of the day:
Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. (Psalm 62:1-2)
There is a part of our nature that gravitates toward the consistent.
If I pick out a bottled soft drink at a convenience store, I expect that the flavor of that beverage will be the same as every other time I previously purchased that product.
We expect traffic signals to hold consistent meaning. It would be a chaotic commute if green meant go at some intersections and stop other intersections.
Employees like managers who are consistent. A manager who praises a behavior today and criticizes that exact same behavior tomorrow makes for a miserable workplace.
So much of the conflict we face in the world rises out of relationships that are inconsistent. Promises are not kept. Phone calls are not returned. The lucky breaks always seem to find someone else.
While people are often inconsistent, we have confidence that God is consistent. The psalmist writes, “Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken” (Psalm 62:1-2 NIV).
This is not a picture of a boat tossed around in a storm or a kite altering course with changing winds.
In a world filled with uncertainty, we can find rest in the certainty of God. His nature is good, pure, holy, and consistent.
Drawing close to God is like standing on an unshakeable rock.