The fact that God has stablished something places it immediately outside the realm of both the impossible and the improbable. It is without doubt and not up for debate. Nothing stablished by divine decree will fail, and its fiercest foes are powerless to stop it. Christ prayed for Peter that his faith would not fail. The verses below can encourage us that our faith ultimately will not either.
“Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear” (Psalm 119:38). “To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints” (1 Thessalonians 3:13). “Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father . . . comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work” (2 Thessalonians 2:16–17). “But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil” (2 Thessalonians 3:3). “Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh” (James 5:8). “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you” (1 Peter 5:10).
GOLDEN THOUGHT: Our Lord shall stablish you and keep you from evil.
[Excerpt adapted from Wonderful Words by Stewart Custer (November 9 reading).]