God’s Word has awesome power! He spoke the Universe into existence. (Genesis 1; John 1:4; Hebrews 11:3) Ponder that for a moment. God didn’t ‘do’, God ‘said’; He didn’t lift a finger, wave His hand or even blink His eyes; the world was created because He said for it to ‘be’. Can you imagine what kind of power that is? He didn’t have to say it twice, either. Once, and done; literally. Funny how His Words were obeyed, until man came into the picture. Then man questioned and disobeyed. Who did ‘we’ think ‘we’ were to ignore what God said?
Who do we think we are now? How many times do you feel God speaking to you and you just brush it aside? Or question it? Or blatantly disobey it? Have you struggled with an idea or command God’s given you, wondering if He really meant what He said? Do you have difficulty in finding time to read your Bible? Do you doubt the promises He makes in Scripture?
What is it about His Word that we have such a hard time with? If we really think about it, it’s not His Word we have issues with, it’s us. We just don’t have faith that He Is Who He says He Is. It is by faith that we understand what He spoke into existence; it’s by faith we have to honor the words in Scripture; it’s by faith that we have to trust the path He’s put us on… It is by faith that we believe. (John 20:29, 1 Peter 1:8) It is by faith that we are saved. (Ephesians 2:8)
We need to understand that God speaks; continually. He spoke the world into existence, He spoke to His authors of the Bible. And He speaks to you. The question is: Do you hear Him? (Are you even listening?) Everything He has said (and hence had written) is true. Everything He has yet to say is true. His Word never fails because His Word withstands time. (Isaiah 40:8; 1 Peter 1:25) And if our faith doesn’t; neither will we. (John 3:15-16; Romans 4:16; Romans 3:22; Ephesians 1:13; Philippians 3:9; 1 Timothy 6:12)