The God Who Is Faithful January 17
2 Timothy 2:11-13
This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, We shall also live with Him,If we endure, we shall also reign with Him,If we deny Him, He also will deny us. If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.
These verses really caught my attention this morning. It revealed to me that even when I don’t feel like I have the faith to pray for someone, Jesus is faithful, because He cannot deny Himself.
Let’s look at one of the great patriarchs of the bible, Samson. This was the promise given to his parents.
Judges 13:5... and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.
We all know the story, when the Spirit of the Lord would come upon Samson, he would have great strength. Samson had some amazing feats in his lifetime. He was very respected in his day as he sat at the gate of the city as a judge. But Samson had a rebellious nature when it came to some things. He was a Nazarene and had certain rules to follow; never drink strong wine, never touch a dead corpse, never cut his hair. All three of these commandments he would eventually break. Then he met Delilah who was bribed by the Philistines to betray him. But you see the point of this is that Samson wasn’t always faithful towards God, but God was always faithful towards Samson.
This explains why some ministers can get into sin and remain there for years, God doesn’t revoke His call.
But in the end Samson pushed over the pillars collapsing the building upon himself and killing 3000 Philistines, these were not just ordinary citizens, these were the rich and political elite. When they died it set the Philistines back for more than 100 years! Imagine the anarchy that reigned? Slaves now had no master’s, the government had no leader’s, military had no commanders. This bought valuable time that allowed Israel to build strength that allowed Saul to become the first King of Israel.
Even in Samson’s death God honored him and placed him in the Hall of Faith which is found in chapter 11 book of Hebrews. One day you could be asked to pray for someone, and you may not feel like you have the faith to pray, remember the character of God, He is ever faithful.
He is: El-HaNe’eman
The God Who Is Faithful