Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
Did you know that there are three things that God cannot do?
God cannot lie.
Romans 3:4 “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.”
God cannot change.
Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
Hebrews 6:17-18 “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:”
Immutable – Unchangeableness; the quality that renders change or alteration impossible; invariableness.
Lastly, God cannot let anyone who is not born again into Heaven.
John 3:3 “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
We, who are saved, have that promise by the Word of God. The sole source of revelation, doctrine, and truth is the Word of God. Our very faith is rooted in it.
Romans 10:17 “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
It is that very faith I need to please my God.
Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
I learn who He is, where He resides and how He sees and feels about me. We all can come up with our perceptions of who God is; but, the Word of God dispels all arguments.
It is in our nature to want control and to fashion things in our life to our liking. To some degree, we want control. We want to control the amount of damage done, wound incurred, or the extent of the price we have to pay.
Without the Word of God, everything would be up for debate. We would never be able to agree with anything. The Word brings us to a common point. When we all hold it up as our authority, truth prevails and administers appropriately; it can govern a body of people civilly, peaceably, and settle all disputes.
God gave us His Word to accomplish His plan.
Isaiah 55:11 “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
As a saved child of God, I have works that my loving, Heavenly Father set up for me to do before I was ever born.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
Because it is a faith relationship, I must conclude that I will never know all there is to know about my God. Think about it – How big would God be if we could figure Him out? God tells us as much.
Romans 11:33 “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!”
Many falsely believe that God is only all-loving. Others believe He is a cruel Judge. We project human qualities upon deity and try to bring Him down to our level. We must accept by faith that which we do not understand.
Psalm 139:17-18 “How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.”
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
God did not create us to kill us, to punish us, or to take pleasure in sending anyone to Hell. His desire is for all men to be saved.
2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
His love was displayed for the whole world to see and offered as a free gift to be received by faith.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Probably one of the most beautiful truths of the Word of God is having my eternal destination settled forever.
1 John 5:13 “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”
I have a “know so” salvation.
I also have the confidence that I will never be alone.
Hebrews 13:5 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
May we take heed to that which God has given us. There are commands to follow. There are promises to claim. There is comfort provided; hope sustained, and light to guide us to the end. The Bible is a cornucopia for life because it reveals to us the Source of Life.
He gives wisdom to all that would ask.
James 1:5 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
He calms all our fear and gives us the tools to overcome.
2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
Let’s not rush off into our day without its touch in our life. Take a nugget from your devotion and meditate on it throughout your day. Talk about it with Him. Ask God to reveal the truth to your heart where confusion might reign.
1 Corinthians 14:33 “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”
And when we feel weary, weak, and we just cannot go on; let us go to our Father for the help that only He can provide.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”
God, make us strong for whatever it is we will face today!