Daily Word of Grace # 106 (August 11, 2020)
As part of his ministry preaching the gospel and planting churches around the Roman world the Apostle Paul spent eighteen months in the prosperous and cosmopolitan city of Corinth. He later wrote the Corinthian church several letters, some of which are included in the New Testament. Near the beginning of his First Letter to the Corinthians he wrote of God’s faithfulness, “He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:8-9). We live in fickle world full of fickle people, which if we are honest, often includes our own fickle selves. And yet regardless of how fickle we may be, God has been, is now, and will always be faithful to us—as Paul later wrote to his protégé Timothy, “If we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny himself” (2 Timothy 2:13). Even when everything may seem like it’s falling apart, even in the midst of suffering that we do not understand, God remains faithful, as the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah prayed in the wake of the destruction of Jerusalem, “great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:23). Regardless of the fickleness you may encounter in your life, God’s faithfulness will see you through.
Love and Prayers,