“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1).
Words are a means to communicate our needs, wants and feelings. Consider these words:
I dare say we use one or more of these commonplace words every day! We toss them around more than a dryer tumbles laundry. These household words are so commonly abused and misused that we over exaggerate them, and undermine their true meaning. These words have lost their value.
The use of these words as they are truly defined indicates something absolute, unmovable, unwavering, consistent and definite. These are words with no exception. There is no wiggle room with these words. It either is or it isn’t.
We use these words to drive home a point; to emphasize the passion behind our statements; to convince someone that we mean business; to be taken seriously. But deep down we know we are over stating or exaggerating. As a result, I believe the meaning of these words has become diminished in our eyes, and furthermore society has grown accustomed to challenging them. I would go so far as to say that there is a culture of skepticism: not just with being suspicious about man’s words, but doubting God’s Words.
Words that are common and ordinary in the eyes of man, become quite extraordinary when God uses them. God is absolute! He doesn’t mince words or toy with their meaning.
God is a man of His word.
Now re-consider these words:
When He says He will NEVER leave me or forsake me, I know He is by my side even if all my friends abandon me; He is by my side as I walk through hardships; He is by my side even if I don’t think so….because HE SAID SO! (Hebrews 13:5).
When He says that ALL things work for my good, I know that means every single event and circumstance that happens in my life whether good or bad (Romans 8:28). When He says He is with me ALWAYS, I know that He goes with me to work, watches TV with me, rides in my car, and is with me as I write this devotional. (Mathew 28:20).
I can know these things because I know that EVERY Word in scripture is God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16). I can know these things because He is the Word, and He is faithful to fulfill His word.
People may have broken your trust with unfulfilled and empty promises, but God will not. He cannot break His own Word, “My covenant (promise) I will not break, nor alter the Word that has gone out of My lips” (Psalm 89:34).
Just like us, God uses His Words to drive home a point; to show us His passion; to convince us He means business; and all because He wants us to take Him seriously. God’s Word is full of promises to us that are absolute and true. I encourage you to read His Word with a new outlook, and discover what God is saying to you today.