2 Timothy 2:12-13:” If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.” KJV
The above verse is a gentle but a definite reminder that God`s promise of eternal life has certain conditions attached to it. In order to receive this promise, we ought to live in a way where we willingly embrace both joy and suffering, giving God the glory and honor in everything. Paul the apostle in this verse assures us that when we suffer for His cause, we will not be put to shame. On the contrary, we will be rewarded with the choicest of blessings and reign with Him forever. We are further reminded that our God enjoys our attention and loves to be acknowledged in our lives. The only way we can limit His presence in our lives is by rejecting Him. Our Lord accepted us regardless of our flaws, sins and inadequacies. He therefore deserves our acceptance too.
God`s greatest characteristic is revealed in the fact that He is faithful to both the believers and the non-believers alike. Live the verse in Mathew 5:45 says, He makes the sun rise on both the good and the bad, and he sends rain for the ones who do right and for the ones who do wrong. He does this because He cannot help Himself. He is true to His faithful nature and our actions and behavior cannot change who He is. We serve an amazing God. Faithful and kind, beautiful and gracious. No amount of praise is adequate for such a God.