Ed was late for church and slipped quietly into his regular place for Sunday morning worship. He listened to the new pastor as he 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, the pastor continued, “You know, Lord, I believe I’ve found my kind of people. I belong here.” Without making a sound, Ed said, “Me too!”
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 experienced suffering and humiliation that is beyond us and endured them with grace and glory. So, He can be sympathetic with us in the deepest, darkest moments of our lives. As Jeremiah the prophet reminded us “His compassion never fails.”
Equally important and impressive 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 and Your words. In them we have salvation, hope and eternal life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Psalm 89:33 but I will not take my love from him, nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.