"If we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself."2 Timothy 2:13
I hate to let people down. Do you? When I’ve made a commitment, I do whatever I can to make it happen. When I get into a project, I can be so focused that I neglect things like eating or sleeping. Unfortunately, that focus also means I may neglect other responsibilities and commitments. I put aside my marriage, my family or my relationship with God while I try to live up to someone else’s expectations. If I’m honest, it often feels easier to let God down than to let down my boss or my friends. After all, God will still love me anyway, right?
The answer is “yes.” Even if I abuse my relationship with God, even if I treat the Creator as though He is less important than those He created, His love endures forever (Psalm 136). Even when I seek to please men rather than Jesus Christ (see Galatians 1:10), He remains faithful.
I know I fall short in this area… much more often that I’d like to admit. Praise God His faithfulness to me isn’t based on my performance, but is based solely on who He is and what He has done for me!
Thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not.
As thou has been,
thou forever wilt be.
Great is thy faithfulness!
(Thomas O. Chisholm, 1923)