“And He will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.” -Isaiah 33:6
When the apostle Peter wrote his exhortation to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18) he actually encouraged the Church to continue in stability. The stability of our character bears the fruit of the Holy Spirit, and it is a great, immovable foundation for the gifts to work powerfully through us for the benefit of others.
Our stability affects the stability of the local church we are part of. The stability of the local church will influence the society (as written in Proverbs 11:11 that by the blessing of the righteous the city is blessed and the righteousness exalts the nation – in Proverbs 14:34). It will slowly change the pace going from disorder into the prosperity of the state itself.
Jesus Christ is the King of kings, and the word ‘kings’ here doesn’t refer to the earthly rulers, but for you and I and also others belonging to His body, the glorious Church.
There are standards, both kingly and heavenly, or better said godly standards of who can be a king.
One must be strong (in the spirit), wise (possessing divine wisdom), and stable.
The beauty of being stable in the Holy Spirit is that people can rely on us (not in a negative way replacing God).
Being saved doesn’t mean that we are automatically stable, but stability is built gradually after being saved. It is an ongoing process that will last a lifetime because it includes many other processes of getting understanding, growing in wisdom, becoming aware of our identity in Christ, so that we come to a point of not being ashamed of our faith in God which He birthed in us.
Blessed is he who blesses his brothers and sisters by being stable so that they can rely on him and ask for wisdom in time of need.
One moment of our time through God’s strength and in Him is an eternal influence in others’ life. What an honor!