2 Timothy 2:13 (GW)
13 If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful because he cannot be untrue to himself.
God’s faithfulness is not dependent on our faithfulness. That is very comforting. Let’s be honest, you and I are pretty unfaithful when it comes to our relationship with Jesus. We say that He is the Lord of our life. But too often He gets second place or no place in our decision making. We decide what we want and then ask God to bless our decision. Or worse yet, we decide what we want even though we know it goes against what God wants.
Yet, how does God deal with us? He still sends his blessings on us. He still provides for our needs. He sends people and circumstances into our lives to call us back to faithfulness in Him.
This is what we see time and again in the Old Testament. God’s people became unfaithful. Yet God was faithful in sending prophets. God was faithful in calling his people to repentance. God was faithful in redeeming them.
This is also true in the New Testament. Paul describes God’s faithfulness to us in our unfaithfulness this way: Romans 5:10 (GW) 10 If the death of his Son restored our relationship with God while we were still his enemies, we are even more certain that, because of this restored relationship, the life of his Son will save us. Our unfaithfulness was so severe that we were considered enemies of God. Yet God in His faithfulness sent His only son to die in our place so that we can be called children of God. You can’t get more faithful than that.
What does God want in return for His faithfulness towards us? Just our faithfulness towards him. The best part is, when we are unfaithful towards Him, He still is faithful towards us!