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Good Creation - followed by - Rebellion
God Covenants with Abram - followed by - Abram giving his wife to Pharaoh 
God Covenants with Israel (at the top of the mountain) - followed by - Israel breaking the 1st two commands (at the base of the mountain) 
Jesus Gives Himself in Covenant - followed by - Peter Denying  
Holy Spirit Baptizes Church - followed by - Two people lying about their offerings 

You get the picture. It's not impressive. Well, at least the human part of it isn't. 
But something is impressive: The grace and faithfulness of our God. It is awe-inspiring. He is awe-inspiring. 
Unfortunately, we continue to fail God and each other. 
Fortunately, God persists in offering His favour, His faithfulness, and ultimately, Himself to us. 
So, the next time your or someone else's victory is followed by a failure, remember that God and His grace and faithfulness are not done yet. 
Do you deserve that? 
Neither do I. 
Truly good news. 
"The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness."
Exodus 34.6
Pastor Mike