GODS’ WORD CAN BE TRUSTED
“For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.
Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:” Hebrews 6:16-18
Gods’ word has integrity. In fact, the whole superstructure of the Christian life is predicated on the integrity of the Word of God. If Gods’ word cannot be trusted, then there is no Christianity.
You see right from the Old Testament, Gods’ priority was to prove to man the reliability of His Word. In dealing with Abraham, the scripture declares that He was willing beyond necessary and needed to prove to him that His Word can be trusted. To do this, God confined His word by an oath, swearing by Himself. There was none other greater He could swear by, so He had to swear by Himself.
This was important to God because, His Word is the only basis upon which He deals with mankind.
You see, Paul calls this revelation an anchor for the soul. You don’t have to be agitated in fear anymore. Your soul can be anchored on the fact that, If God says it, then I can go to sleep on the matter.
Gods’ word is Gods’ will. Once you know His will on any subject matter, your soul has an anchor to establish itself on, regardless of the contrary winds.
A good example of Integrity is the man Jephthah in the Old testament. In judges 11, He led the Israelites to victory in war against the children of Ammon but he made a vow to God that if he returned victorious he would offer as a sacrifice whatever came out first from his house. Unfortunately, it was his daughter, his only child who danced out to greet him when he returned. As painful as this was,he offered her up because his words had integrity!
If a mans words has that much integrity, how much more the Word of God? In fact, David talking about a man of integrity described him as “He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.” (Psalm 15:4)
If fulfilling His word to you means that it would hurt Him, God will rather be hurt than turn back on His word. This He did in sending Jesus into the world. Our salvation cost Him the life of His son but His word had to be fulfilled no matter the cost.
Dear Heavenly Father, i Thank You for the integrity of your Word, by Your Word, i rule and reign in life. I trust in Your Word with reckless abandon because i know that what the Word of God says, it is able to deliver unto me. Father Lord, as i anchor my life on the Word of God, i declare that my life is on a continuous plane of increase. In Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen.
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