By Glenn Metts
Pastor, Shiloh Baptist Church, Carthage
One of my favorite passages in Scripture is Lamentations 3:21-23, which says, “This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” I love this passage because it reminds me that our Heavenly Father is always faithful. When we fail, sin and are unfaithful to Him, He is never unfaithful to us.
As a follower of Christ, we always have hope. Even though we live in a broken world, and we struggle with an old sin nature, God is always the same and always faithful to His own. Even when we face death, God is faithful to us. David recorded for us these words, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever (Psalm 23:6).” In this week’s lesson, we are reminded that believers can find hope in God’s promises and presence when facing death. [Read more…]