Monday, May 08, 2017

Where Are the Faithful? (Luke 18:7-8)

Today’s scripture: Luke 18:7-8

Centuries ago, one of the fathers of our faith asked God if He would spare a city if there were a certain number of faithful. You may know the story. Abraham wanted to save Sodom, so he asked God if He would spare it for 50 faithful. Then for 45. Then for 40 … and finally, for 10.

Well, if you know the story, there weren’t even 10 faithful, and God destroyed the city because of the rampant sin of its citizens.

Fast forward to a question Jesus asked: “… when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”

If God decided to destroy a sinful city today (and it could be just about any city in the world), would He find enough faithful to stay His hand?

While we can’t guarantee a number of faithful, we can be counted among those who have faith on earth. We can be the faithful that Jesus will find when He returns.

May those of us who follow Christ be faithful to live God-honoring lives until He returns.

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