Continuing on the subject of God’s faithfulness to His children, I am reflecting on how grateful I am that He is not like me. Sure, I can be faithful (to a point) and even make sacrifices for loved ones from time to time — But I still deal with issues in my walk with the LORD that surface in such things as fear and selfishness. I know, if we are honest with ourselves, we can all say that.
Fortunately, we serve a God who is faithful to us — even when we break our part of “the bargain.” I offer the following verse as documentation of His incredible faithfulness: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. -2 Timothy 2:13 (KJV)
I can only imagine how many people would actually be saved if being 100% faithful was an absolute requirement of salvation. Actually, imagination is not even required here. The answer is simply nobody. But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. -Isaiah 64:6 (KJV)