2 Timothy 2:11-13
This saying is trustworthy: Indeed, if we have died with him, we will also live with him; If we endure, we will also reign with him; If we deny him, he will also deny us; If we are faithless, he remains faithful, because he cannot deny himself.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for establishing a way for us to be restored to you—your Son. Our sinful natures make a divide that separates us from you. We have been restored through Jesus’ innocent suffering and death, and this gift of life is ours through faith in Him. Paul explained it so well in his letter to Timothy if we have died with Him, we also live with Him. Faith that comes to us through the water and the word; it is there we believe in Jesus’ death and know that our old sinful nature also died when He died. Paul reminds us that faith is not a one-and-done situation but needs to be regularly fed to endure. Lord, you have promised us that if we remain in faith, we will reign with Jesus. However, if we deny Jesus, he will deny us. Yet Jesus is still faithful when we are faithless; the good news is that he can and has forgiven us when our faith drifts and wanders from you.
Lord, we pray you will keep us by your word; give us the assurance of your forgiveness that comes only through Jesus. Strengthen our faith so we will endure to the end and have a blessed rest with you for eternity. We ask you to instill in us the courage to share this good news of Jesus’ faithfulness with those who still do not know him or you or are confused about your peace. So they will have the peace of forgiveness made available for all people through faith in your Son, our Lord. Amen.
Written through Pastor Roger Emmons
For all who believe, God is loving. He demonstrated his faithfulness by sending His Son to suffer and die in our place for our sins. God’s mercy goes far beyond what we could ever imagine. He is faithful to you.