Today’s devotion for today is based on 2 Thessalonians 3:1-3, “Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.”
Those are words that should give us comfort and hope. But, when we hear someone promise to do something, we quite often roll our eyes. We have grown accustomed to unkept promises. We are surrounded by unfaithfulness and also have been unfaithful in keeping promises. Because of this, we are often skeptical that anyone will keep a promise to us.
God is different from everyone else. For God points to his own track record. He proved his faithfulness once and for all on Good Friday. There, hanging from a cross, was his own Son. Jesus did not deserve to die. He did not deserve to suffer. But, true to his Word, God kept his promise. God sent his Son to be the sacrifice for our sins. God sent his Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. That promise is kept, and that promise is yours—forever.
Please prays the prayer for today with me: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, thank you for keeping your promise and sending Jesus to be my Savior. Help me to know that in him I am forgiven. Help me to trust your Word always, even though I might not always understand it. O Lord, you are good! Your steadfast love endures forever! In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen