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If you’ve been reading my blogs, you definitely know how I view the Word of God – the incorruptible Word of the Living God! God’s Word is true whether or not anyone believes it. Their believing doesn’t validate God’s Word. God validates His Word by virtue of the fact that He is God and what He says is true. Case settled!
1 Peter 1:23 (KJV) 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
So, what’s my point? Well, I’ve been wondering for some time now, why Christians don’t seem to believe that God’s Word is the do-all, end-all for everything. Why don’t many, even most, Christians put their faith in what God said more than in what the world has to say about any given situation in their lives? And I finally, think I have an answer to my question.
It’s true that most Christians will agree that the Bible is the Word of God but not the “only” truth there is and that you can’t “put all your eggs in one basket,” so to speak. But why do they think this? And here’s my conclusion.
If they agreed that the Bible is the incorruptible Word of God, the next question is, “What are you going to do about it?” What I mean is that if they acknowledge God’s Word as the ultimate truth, why do they turn to the world for answers to their problems? Why aren’t they standing on God’s Word for the victory they’re seeking? My guess is that they really don’t believe that God’s Word will work for them!
This is appalling to me! Over the years, I have thought about what I would do if I couldn’t depend on God’s Word for my life. I knew, without a shadow of a doubt, that I’d probably be dead! God’s Word is my lifeline! I depend on His Word for the very air I breathe. And that’s important in this day and age!
Yes, we can benefit from some of the world’s answers but we still have to be led by God as to how and when we are to partake of their solutions. The point is to go to God first and seek His leading in your situation.
As I’ve said, if you don’t depend on God’s Word, the only other thing out there is the world’s way of doing things and you know that the god of this world is satan himself. Who wants to be guilty of following the devil’s ways to achieve success? His ways always lead to destruction!
2 Corinthians 4:4 (KJV) 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Another thing I have considered is that people don’t stand on God’s Word because they don’t know God’s Word! And the reason they don’t know it is that they don’t value it enough to read and study to find out what God has to say to them. How else are you going to know what God said if you don’t get into His Word and get His Word into you? That’s where faith is – in God’s Word. You can’t have faith beyond your knowledge of His Word.
My point is not to come down on Christians but to enlighten you to the fact that if you want victory and success in your life and you want to live a life worth living, you have to get into God’s Word and make it the benchmark – the standard – from which you measure everything in your life. As God told Joshua:
Joshua 1:8 (KJV) 8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
God told Joshua that if he did what God told him to do, he [Joshua] would make his way prosperous and have good success. God didn’t say that He would do it, although He was ultimately behind it. Joshua had his part to do and if he meditated in God’s Word, he would get God involved in the affairs of his life. The he would prosper and be successful. We would do well to heed the same admonition.
Hear the words of Job regarding God’s Word:
Job 23:12b (KJV) 12 … I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
We need to honor and value God’s Word as if our life depended on it, which it actually does!
1 Samuel 2:30b (KJV) 30 … for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.
When we honor God’s Word, we honor Him because He and His Word are One. Therefore, if you say you love God and value Him, you must also value and honor His Word by believing it and acting on it.
How awesome is our God!