Now before you think this is a relationship blog, it’s not. Well I guess, it kind of is. I am not asking if you’ve been unfaithful to your spouse or significant other. I’m asking, “Have you been unfaithful to God?”
Sorry to break out the English lesson here but the word means this:
So I’ll ask you again, “Have you ever been unfaithful to God?”
Now before you get all down on yourself, please know that I am writing this to myself and many others as we have all, at some point or another, been unfaithful to God. I guess the purpose of this blog is not to make us feel guilty for our unfaithfulness but to just draw attention our short-comings so that we can more accurately understand the fullness of God’s perfection.
I love this verse found in 2 Timothy 2:13,
“If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.”
Isn’t that a powerful verse? I am so blown away by the fact that God’s love towards us and His response to us is not dependant on our response towards Him.
Think about this for a moment. When Jesus chose to give His life on a cross so that we did not have to be separated from God, it had nothing to do with our response. He died for us before we even knew Him!
Religion teaches that we have to earn our way into God’s good books and therefore, we can earn our way out also. But that’s not what the Bible teaches.
A true belief in Jesus is not about rules, it’s about relationship. You see, we don’t have to earn our way into friendship with God. He has freely and unconditionally extended love and favour to us. Not because of how good we are, but because of how good He is.
So the next time you find yourself feeling bad for being disloyal to God, remind yourself that we’ve all been there. The most important thing is that even though we don’t always get it right, God does get it right. All the time, every time.
Even when we are unfaithful to Him, He remains faithful to us. He remains loyal and faithful to His promises over us.
God loves us so much and has great plans for our lives. Even when we mess up and are not loyal to Him and His ways, His love remains.
So can I encourage you? Stop focusing on what you are doing wrong and start focusing on what He has done right. Instead of focusing on how unfaithful you have been, start focusing on how faithful He remains.
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