I have chosen the Message version today because I absolutely love Peterson’s exhortation to ‘Trust steadily in God’.
The Greek Interlinear tells us that this first of three behaviours for us is ‘faith’.
The word is pistis, which is used 36 times in the N.T. and always of an active faith: e.g., your faith has made, your faith is great.
Pistis is an assurance, a faith, a fidelity, coming from the word peitho – a moral conviction, a credence, a constancy.
So Peterson encourages us ‘trust’ – to have faith – steadily in God.
I am sure we are close to God during the difficult times, and even in the happy times, but what about in those everyday moments? Those moments when life is steadier, perhaps on auto-pilot. How do we express or think of our faith then?
Our faith, our trust, should be steady with the realisation that God walks with us always.