“If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.” 2 Timothy 2:13
Paul had started out the trustworthy saying about the believer who does the right things will be rewarded accordingly. In this verse he talks about the believer who chooses the wrong thing or way.
Every believer has a measure of faith in Jesus. They are trusting Him for their salvation. This is different from being faithful.
The person who is faithful is the one who is loyal, trustworthy, and dedicated to someone or something. Just like the sun is faithful that it will rise every morning and set every night, so a person is to be faithful. The world sets the time by the sun, because it is faithful to do what it is supposed to do everyday.
Not every believer is faithful like this with God. Often God tells a person to do something or not do something, and that person refuses to follow the order.
How many times have you not paid your tithe? Or gave out of obligation, not out of love?
How many times have you chosen a sinful way over doing God’s way in a situation?
These are times that a person is faithless.
Regardless of how many times you may fail God and be faithless, God will remain faithful. Jesus will always do the right thing every time. You can count on it. You can expect it.
God cannot disown Himself. He cannot go against His own rules and ways of doing things. This is something you can trust in. The old saying is that you can take this to the bank and cash it. God’s Word is good and faithful, because He is good and faithful.
As you keep this in mind, know that you can trust God in what He is giving you, or telling you. It will always be the right thing and the best thing for you. You can count on the fact that God does indeed truly love you and cares for you. He cannot go against Himself.
Are you trusting Jesus? He is faithful.
Can Jesus trust you? Are you being faithful?
I pray today that you will know that you can fully trust Jesus; that God will reveal the faithfulness of Jesus to you; that you will be faithful to God; and that you will do all that God asks of you.