God, the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see (1 Timothy 6:15-16). Paul reminds Timothy that God is without equal, which is precisely what believers need to remember today. Existing in eternity, God is unmatched in every sphere of His character. The Lord asked Isaiah in 46:5, “To whom will you liken me and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be alike?” Obviously, the answer is, NOBODY!
There is no alternative to Jehovah, no better option than Yahweh. His loving compassion and sovereign rule are incontestable. His will and His justice are perfectly executed in every age. God proves Himself to be precisely as declared to Moses in Exodus 34:6-7. The LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, 7 keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty.
This is what we Christians believe, and these truths are to be kept in the forefront of our minds throughout uncertain and changing times. While the world rationalises God out of its thinking, we tightly hold onto the indomitable reality of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
With fear being common throughout the nations, and governments putting such great effort into social control, believers in Christ need to reason through their faith in God just as the prophet Habakkuk did. Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, 18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. 19 GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places (Habakkuk 3:17-19). Holy God exists above the tyranny of this world, and we should never evaluate Him by the defiant disbelief of this world.
The world works to remove certainty, to destabilise relationships, and obliterate God from people’s minds. But faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1), which means we are certain of the God in whom we hope. We are convinced of biblical truth which brings into reality the assurance of faith.
As Christians, we stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God (Ephesians 6:14-17).
The methods employed by faith are not the methods of this world. Believers look to Christ, to God’s Word, and to the sanctifying control of the Holy Spirit. With our eyes wide open, we look to the Lord with confidence. We do not hide or ignore the present-day conditions of the world, rather, we understand that the friendship of the LORD is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant (Psalms 25:14). In Christ we are safe and secure, no matter what the world says or does.