There was a time a person’s word carried a lot of weight—it was enough to seal a deal, but today, even with the best intentions, words have a way of foundering by the wayside, but not so with God’s. God said, His word will not return to Him void but will accomplish what He pleased. (See Isaiah 55:11.)
God is not a man that He should lie,
Nor a son of man, that He should repent.
Has He said, and will He not do?
Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? (Numbers 23:19 NKJV)
Take Him at His Word!
One day when Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion met Him saying, “Lord, my servant is sick, at home paralyzed.” The man told Jesus that coming to his house wouldn’t be necessary for he wasn’t worthy of Him stepping foot under his roof, but if He would say the word, his servant would be healed. Jesus was amazed that the centurion had such faith. (See Matthew 8:5-10 for the complete account.)
Do you take God at His Word?
Why do many readily believe the devil’s lies but hesitatingly take God at His Word? Could that be because the enemy holds us captive in our past guilts that it’s hard to let go and believe God when He gives promises such as, “Come to Me all who labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest”? (Matthew 11:28) Or when He said in 1 John 5:14, if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears whatever we ask, we know we have what we have asked of him.
God’s LOVE overshadows the devil’s lies.
The devil’s deceptive techniques can manipulate our thoughts when we don’t clearly understand God’s love for His children. However, when we internalize the intensity of His love, we can, by faith, walk in the confidence of this revelation.
Jesus proved His love when He shed His blood on the cross; surely, we can take Him at His Word.
We have come to know [by personal observation and experience], and have believed [with deep, consistent faith] the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides continually in him (1 John 4:16 AMP).
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