“I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee, exalted for thee or brought low for thee. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal. And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, thou art mine, and I am thine. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.”
Covenants in Scripture were a serious thing. They were not mere contracts that could be easily broken. If you and I were to take an honest assessment of our faithfulness to God, we would most assuredly be ashamed. But even though we fall short, 1 Corinthians 1:9 tells us that “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord” (ESV).
May we be reminded today that even though we fail to be as faithful as we should, God is faithful! We are God’s children, and we are enfolded in His presence and love. I pray that this realization will spur us to “love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24, ESV).