How thankful I am that though we may be a broken people, God is faithful.
There’s really only one objection to sin that really matters. There’s only one person who raises an objection to our self-control, our self-righteousness, our self-this or self-that. It’s God. He is the overwhelmingly big and powerful and almighty OBJECTION to sin in our lives.
And because of God, because He is there none of us can get away from dealing with our sin. God is too big to get around, too big to get under, too bit to get over. He is just too big! He is this huge OBJECTION to our sin and the brokenness of life that comes because of sin.
But as He stands there, objects to life as it tends to go on and on in this sinful world, He is not just standing there like a brick wall. No, God is standing there with His arms open wide to us, saying, “I want to help you through this, I want to redeem you, I want to rescue you. I want to set you apart from all of this. I want to raise you up and some day take you completely out of all that junk. So God as this great OBJECTION to the sin and brokenness of our lives is also the great REFUGE and HOPE. And in His faithfulness we find all that we need in order to be whole people.
God’s people may be broken by the oppression and sorrow that follows their sin. But, He is faithful – faithful to His own pure goodness (holiness), and also faithful to His heart-felt purpose to restore us to a holy fellowship with Himself.
God IS faithful. It’s his nature to be faithful to Himself, to His purposes, and to His people. God ACTS faithfully – always! “If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.” (2 Timothy 2:13)
As a result of God, we do not throw away our confidence in Him, but declare with the writer of Hebrews: “we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.” (Hebrews 10:39 NASB)
Saturday, November 3, 2018