Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure
2 Timothy 2:19
You have only to check your Bible concordance to discover how often that word nevertheless shows up. Often against the dark background of conditions in this world, it turns the picture to say, “Notwithstanding, however, still, on the other hand, there is another side…” In our text, Paul is writing to Timothy about false teachers, and, against their errors, he says God’s foundation stands sure. He makes two observations: God knows them that are His, but His children are not to settle in complacency because of that security but rather depart from iniquity. Our blessed assurance is no excuse for careless living.