Is financial infidelity as bad as physical infidelity? For more than half of those surveyed, the answer was a resounding Yes! Keeping financial secrets from one’s significant other communicates a severe lack of trust. Money issues are the second biggest cause for divorce after infidelity. And only 52% of those surveyed believe that their partner was totally honest with them when it comes to money. Deceit in this area cuts out from under one’s feet the important foundation love needs to survive; that of trust.
Today’s verse describes a love that is faithful. God’s love for His own is right and just and would never cheat or deceive. His love is completely trustworthy being a perfect love. When others are not faithful with us, it is easy to believe that loyalty just cannot be found anymore (Psalm 12:1). And the truth is, we are all weak and flawed. Our love for one another is not a perfect faithful love. We disappoint each other and we destroy trust. But God’s love will never disappoint! His faithfulness reaches to the skies and His love is always faithful and trustworthy.
A love that will last for eternity takes faithfulness to a whole new level! God’s love is like no other. Not only did He initiate this love, but He shows it to the very ones who put Him to death! His love thankfully does not depend on my response. He so loved that He gave (John 3:16). And He has never stopped loving or giving! That is a love I can count on. His love holds me up when others let me down.
Thank You Lord for Your faithful love. Help me to believe it today.