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"God Is Faithful"

August 26, 2009

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But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3

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The up-and-down economy has caused considerable pain for a lot of folks.

On the other hand, for those who are prepared, these monetary tough times have offered some great buys -- buys which seem almost too good to be true.

Such was the case a few days ago when Best Buy® put a 52-inch TV up for sale on its Web site. The price was $9.99.

Now you may not have done much shopping recently for a new television. Even so, almost everyone should know $9.99 is an unbelievable price. People put in their orders and when they were done, they called their friends who put in their orders.

That's when Best Buy said, "Oops!"

Well, they didn't actually say, "Oops!" They did say something like "We made a mistake. The TV should sell for $1,179.99, and that's still a very good price." I'm sure it is, but the people who thought they had a real bargain were disappointed. Some joked about the quick switch; others said Best Buy should honor its price.

This all goes to show it's pretty hard to find anybody who will keep his word all the time and without exception.

This is just one reason why the Triune God is so wonderfully unique. When God makes a promise, it's a promise that will be kept.

· If He says He is going to send His Son to be our Savior, He does it.
· If He says all who believe on Jesus as their Redeemer will not perish, that's something you
can take to the bank.
· And, if He says He will guard you against the evil one, that's an absolutely reliable
commitment.

You don't have to worry. God isn't going to say, "Oops!" He isn't going to say, "I made a mistake." As St. Paul said, "The Lord is faithful."

I like having a Lord who can be trusted no matter what the circumstance or situation.

THE PRAYER: Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for being the one person who is absolutely reliable. When everything else is shifting and everyone is scrambling, You remain steady. Because You are faithful, I am given forgiveness, peace, and the sure knowledge of salvation. In Jesus' Name, I give thanks. Amen.


In Christ I remain His servant and yours,


Pastor Ken Klaus
Speaker emeritus of The Lutheran Hour®
Lutheran Hour Ministries

Today's Bible Readings: 2 Chronicles 1-3    1 Corinthians 16

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