I'm a sucker for verses like this one.
He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!"It's a bit like
Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."
This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance.What a pity more people don't believe God when he says things like this.
That is why we labour and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Saviour of all people, and especially of those who believe.
[ 1 Tim 4 : 9 - 10 ]
And especially when he tells us that these statements are trustworthy.
This situation begs a huge question for me.
Don't Christians trust God, even with his trustworthy sayings?
I think so many, and particularly Christian leaders, have a lot to answer for.
They disbelieve God.
They discredit God.
They discount God's love and sovereignty.
They diminish the significance and value of Jesus' death and resurrection.
I wonder what these leaders think of God's stated purpose to be the Saviour of the world and to have everyone bowing their knee and confessing the Lordship of his Son.
I've even found pastors who become angry when I suggest that God saving all people might even be a possibility.
Which is a bit like the anger shown by the early workers in the vineyard when they discovered the owner was more generous than they thought he ought to be. (Matthew 20)
Or the disgust displayed by the elder brother in the parable of the prodigal son. (Luke 15)
We've got a long way to go before we become Christ-like, haven't we?