God offered man the greatest statement of loyalty when Christ promised never to leave the believer. The Lord did not promise some type of reciprocating loyalty conditioned upon man’s loyalty toward Him. Rather, the Lord promised He will “never leave . . . nor forsake.” Man’s frailty offers God numerous reasons and opportunities to justify leaving and forsaking, but God’s character overrides man’s frailty. If the Lord promises loyalty, He fulfils that promise without requiring reciprocity. According to 2 Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise.” Once a man is born again, he becomes a child of God and immediately becomes the beneficiary of promised loyalty given to him by the Son of God.
(For children): The Lord will always be there for you (Psalm 37:28). He was there for David when his men turned against him (1 Samuel 30:6). When others forsook Paul, the Lord was there for him (2 Timothy 4:16-17).
(For everyone): What have you done to earn this promise of loyalty from the Lord Jesus Christ? How has He earned your loyalty? Does He actually have your loyalty?
What does it mean to you that the Lord will NEVER leave you? When is the last time you meditated upon the Lords faithfulness to you?
- Ask the Lord to teach you the true meaning of loyalty.
- Thank the Lord for promising never to leave you.