He was late for church and slipped quietly into his regular place for Sunday morning worship. He listened as the pastor prayed: “We have left undone those things we ought to have done, and we have done those things we ought not to have done.” After a moment of silence he continued, “You know, Lord, I believe I’ve found my kind of people. I belong here.”
No one escapes failure but our Lord. Whatever He said He would do, He did. Whatever He has promised, He has or will fulfill – in the past, present and future.
The Bible contains about 5,000 promises. As the One who created the universe, all of its laws and living beings that are under His control and command, no one or no thing can stop Him from keeping His promises. “Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave,” said Solomon.
His compassion for His children never fails. His Son has experienced suffering and humiliation that is beyond us and has endured them with grace. So, He can be sympathetic with us in the deepest, darkest moments of our lives. Jeremiah reminds us that “His compassion never fails.”
Equally important is His faithfulness. He is not strong one day and weak the next, nor attentive one moment and indifferent the next. When He created us He did so with the knowledge that He would be faithful to us. Said the Psalmist, “I will not take my love from him, nor will I ever betray my faithfulness!”
Prayer: We thank You, Father, that we can trust You to honor Your Word to guard us, guide us and give us hope. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 89:33 Nevertheless My lovingkindness I will not utterly take from him, Nor allow My faithfulness to fail.