He Remains Faithful
Read 2 Timothy 2:12-13
If we endure, we will also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He also will deny us; if we are faithless, He remains faithful-for He cannot deny Himself.
How does this verse challenge you to faithfully persevere? How does it encourage you in your struggles?
I don’t know about you, but I have been disappointed in my faithfulness to God on more than one occasion. I have doubted Him when I should have believed Him. I have questioned His ways when I should have just accepted them. I have failed to speak up when given the opportunity to speak His truth. I have looked the other way instead of engaging in acts of compassion in His name.
If salvation were based on acts of faithfulness, we would all fail. What a hopeless feeling it must be to believe that our salvation is based on our faithfulness to our faith! Thankfully, our faith is not in our own faithfulness but in the faithfulness of Jesus Christ.
He is faithful, and He has promised us salvation. If we look to Him and put our trust in His work on the cross, He will forgive our sins and grant us everlasting life. Then, even when we fail, He remains faithful.
But friends, if we deny Him and reject His gift of salvation, He will deny us as well. When we stand before the Father, we will either stand before Him with Jesus faithfully representing us, or we will stand before Him all alone. Standing alone before God after denying Christ will be a terrifying thing for sure, and sadly, many have chosen that fate.
But be encouraged, friends. If you have accepted Christ, even in your failing, Christ remains faithful. Faithfulness is who He is. And He cannot deny Himself.
God, Thank You for Your great faithfulness. Even when my faith wavers or I have my doubts, Your faithfulness to me stands firm. I am undeserving but so grateful. Amen.