“So realize that the LORD your God is the true God, the faithful God who keeps covenant faithfully with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.”
“Many people profess their loyalty, but a faithful person–who can find?”
“He was fully convinced that what God promised he was also able to do.”
2 Timothy 2:13
“If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, since he cannot deny himself.”
“Everyone will let you down at some point”. In a fragile world, this anecdote which is intended to comfort, does the opposite. We all long for security, for people to be devoted to us, for someone who will be completely faithful to us.
Man is ultimately selfish and desires to satisfy his own needs. It is the opposite of our flesh to deny ourselves and to serve others faithfully instead.
Where is our hope, then, if no one can ultimately be perfectly faithful to us? This longing can only be fulfilled by One. Not just any one, but the very one Who is the only One who has ever kept all of His promises. His track record is perfect and He delights to fulfill His Word.
We tend to want flesh to be faithful to us to feel secure, but flesh is created, fallible and does not know the end. God foretold the promises that He was going to keep before they were even on the horizon.
When the chips are down and it feels like God has forgotten, we only need to look to His Word and see His faithfulness throughout all of time. We need to then hold onto His promises and talk to our Heavenly Father about our need for Him to meet us in our place of need.
God is incapable of lying; His promises are yes and amen. He receives the glory when He meets our needs according to His wonderful promises in His Word.
Even when we are unfaithful, He remains faithful still. Not because we deserve it, but because he will not deny those who are His. What a faithful God – covenant maker and keeper forever. Amen.
Lord, when we were unworthy and could never repay You, You still chose to pursue us anyway, making promises to us and keeping them. Thank You, our Faithful friend and God, lover of our soul!