3 What then? If some did not believe, their unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it? 4 May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written, “That You may be justified in Your words, And prevail when You are judged” (Romans 3).
The word nullify here is yet another word with a root and a preposition before it. It suggests a movement going down to inactivity or idleness. It makes me think of an engine all revved up and pulling the automobile swiftly along at 5,000 rpm, suddenly slowing the car down to a complete halt.
The point is, nothing can slow down God’s engine of faithfulness. In fact, all the unfaithfulness of man all added together (“though every man be found a liar”), cannot bring the faithfulness of God to a standstill. If it could, then He would have completely destroyed mankind long ago. But no, He has allowed our little faithless, rebellious, and ungrateful engines to keep on puttering along. In the end, no one will be able to judge God for any lack of faithfulness to mankind. Indeed, every knee will bow down to the Most Holy and Faithful Judge.
Lord, we bow down to You this morning as the Most Holy and Faithful Judge. Thank You for Your covenant faithfulness to us, for even since coming to know You, we have still all sinned and been unfaithful to You in one way or another. Help us This Day to walk in faithfulness, following You the Faithful One. Amen.