Step back and look around you. Do you see people you can trust, or are you surrounded by “friends” who are untrustworthy? Now, look a little closer, a little deeper; are you a faithful friend? Faithful friends should not be just a benefit for us, but we should also benefit others by being faithful and true. Do your friends consider you to be faith and true? While we are all human and make mistakes in our friendships, there is One who is Faithful and True even when we are not.
Faithful and True
In reality, no one but Jesus who can be given the title Faithful and True. He has been faithful to the truth, and its application, faithful to the promises of blessing and cursing.
A sacrificial offering, one that needs no repayment, one for anybody who accepts it – Jesus did that. He fulfilled the promise when He rose again on the third day like he said He would. (Matthew 16:21, 17:22-23, Acts10:40)
Jesus tells us in John 14:3 I will come again, and receive you unto myself. For those with Jesus as their personal Saviour, this will be a day of rejoicing. Those left behind can rejoice in having the hope to be reunited with us again.
But Jesus also said in Matthew 7:23 I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. That day that will bring tears and wailing. If you’ve seen a person break down and wail, then you know it is a horrible act of emotions running. I can’t imagine what it will be like when Jesus speaks the words, “depart from me, I never knew you.”
We can trust Jesus with everything. He should be the first One we go to in prayer before anyone else. Jesus will be faithful and true to us, our needs, our concerns, and our prayers – everything. He is our Faithful and True friend.
Nothing about Jesus changes. He is the Living Word, not one iota changes in Jesus. He is Faithful and True and always will be.
Lord, keep up faithful and true to You until we are called home.