And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account (Hebrews 4:13).
“When the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8).
3 For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? 4 Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written: “That You may be justified in Your words, and may overcome when You are judged,” (Romans 3:3,4).
Paul is quoting Psalm 51 which David wrote after Nathan, the prophet, confronted him after his affair with Bathsheba.
Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight-that You may be found just when You speak, And blameless when You judge (Psalm 51:4).
David was known as a man after God’s own heart, yet He could not let David get by with murder, nor could God sweep the knowledge of the adultery under the rug. God is faithful to His Word. Never does He vary. That’s the kind of faith in Him, in His Word, in His Blood, that we should have. Look at what God says about His Word:
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it (Isaiah 55:11).
Be faithful like God is faithful!
And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account, (Hebrews 4:13).
"When the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth,” (Luke 18:8)?
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith,” (Romans 1:17).
Like my friend that I wrote about last week, we should all be living by faith. If we are going from faith to faith, that must mean that our faith is growing. My friend lived out on the prairie in a mobile home, all alone, no means of transportation, for one year while she learned what it meant to live by faith. Grace followed her, led her, blessed her, brought people to her, had groceries delivered to her, paid her electric and water bill, picked up her garbage, and more. She couldn’t have done anything for herself in the desert place where she lived. In the city she could have gotten a job and taken care of herself. Most people take care of themselves and say they are living by faith.
I’m on furlough at the moment, home in the States to raise money to go back to France. I’ve been living by faith for ten years, but now I have a new assignment. I’m moving to Paris, the most expensive city in the world. I must raise my support to meet the need. Someone offered me a temporary job doing security at the local convention center at a very good salary. When I heard the offer I was VERY tempted, but was I taking care of myself or was I following God? I knew it was not God’s voice that spoke to me about the job, and I turned it down. Almost immediately I received eight invitations to speak and sell my books. Ninety percent of the time, the Lord tells me to write. Unless I am writing or distributing my books, I am taking care of myself. When I obey, I am taking care of Him. Which would you prefer?