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God’s Faithfulness

Lent 2023

Read Romans 3:1–8

1Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? 2 Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. 3 What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? 4 By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written,
“That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you are judged.”

5 But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.) 6 By no means! For then how could God judge the world? 7 But if through my lie God's truth abounds to his glory, why am I still being condemned as a sinner? 8 And why not do evil that good may come?—as some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just.

Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? By no means! Romans 3:3, 4

Have you ever let someone down? Has someone ever broken your trust? When something like that happens, the consequences are significant. Broken relationships, dashed faith, deep disappointment… the list goes on and on. The process of regaining trust is hard work. Sometimes, it doesn’t end in the way we hope.

In the passage for today, we hear great news about our relationship with God! God’s faithfulness isn’t dependent on us! Even when we let him down or lack faith, God continues to be faithful and true. We see this faithfulness, truth, and glory in the very words that God has entrusted to us. Praise God for his faithfulness!

Prayer: God, increase our faithfulness to you. Amen.

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