God bless you in the name of Jesus Christ, who increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man (Luke 2:52).
Do you have concerns: concerns about your family. . . concerns about your job. . . Concerns about your health? Well, I have good news for you! God will perfect that which concerns you. He did it for David and He’ll do it for us, too.
The LORD will perfect [gamar] that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.
The first half of that verse in the New Living Translation reads, “The LORD will work out his plans for my life.” The English Standard Version reads, “The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me. The Tanakh reads, “The LORD will accomplish that which concerneth me.” I trust you get the idea that God has His eye on you, and He’s not going to let you go without finishing what He started. God will accomplish His promises and purposes for us.
“Perfect” in the KJV is the Hebrew word, gamar. It means “to end,” “come to an end,” or “complete.” It is used only 5 times and only in the Psalms. It is apparently a word God wanted sung. David uses it in another verse as a reason he cries unto God most high.
I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth [gamar] all things for me.
We are a work in progress. Every area of our life, every concern we have is developing. The Lord is bringing us along on His timetable according to His purposes. Contrary to how it may appear, we are not standing still., spinning our wheels, or merely treading water. We are making progress.
Our knowledge of God’s Word and will is expanding. Our understanding of God’s purposes for us are unfolding as we evaluate what is important to us and what is not. The Lord is perfecting or completing us so we will be ready at Christ’s return. All our growth, development, and maturing is pointing to a grand and glorious consummation. The anticipation of the future meeting of the Lord Jesus Christ with His Church makes us patient during this perfecting process. The Lord has begun a good work in us, and we can be assured that He will bring it to completion.
Being confident [peithō] of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform [epiteleō] it until the day of Jesus Christ:
He has brought us thus far; He will take us onward. We can be confident that God loves us too much to leave us the way we are.
“Being confident” is strong language. It means to be fully and firmly persuaded of what is trustworthy. Paul affirms here that that work was begun by God. It was on the fact that it was begun by God, that he based his firm conviction that it would be permanent.
“Will perform it” means He will complete or finish it. It means that God would carry on the work which he had begun to completion. He would not leave it unfinished. It would not he commenced and then abandoned. He would not promise, and then fail to fulfill his promise. One minister I heard said, “Grace will complete what grace begins.”
All our growth and maturation is leading to a grand and glorious conclusion. The anticipation and hope of seeing the Lord face to face and being like him makes us patient during this perfecting process. He has brought us thus far; He will take us onward. God loves us just the way we are; He also loves us too much to leave us this way. And why not? We’re God’s best and certainly God blessed.