Revelation 21:5 – And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
Hello readers, new blog today. We live in tough times. We live in uncertain times. Amidst the swirling mixture of hysteria, fear, uncertainty, panic… God’s given us something true and faithful. Would you like to have something you can count on, day in and day out? Something that is unchanging, something that will never betray you, something that will never mislead you, something that will never lie to you? Imagine having something that is both true AND faithful.
That’s God’s word.
You can take God’s word to the bank. You can stake your life, your future, your soul upon it. In fact, we are commanded to do so. That’s what faith is, and without faith it is impossible to please God. Read this…
Matthew 7:24 – Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Matthew 7:25 – And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
Jesus had just finished what is referred to as “the sermon on the mount”. And at the end of it all, he says this! Just as Jesus spoke then, God has spoken in his word today. The Bible is the word of God. At the end of his sermon, Jesus said… if you hear and do what you’ve heard, you’re building your house, your life, your existence upon a rock. You’re building on something sure. And when all the troubles come, which they will one way or another… your life and your future won’t cave in on you. God’s given us such a great gift, the gift of knowing him through his word. That’s in fact how he is known, you can’t see him, he can’t be shown, he is the invisible God… we can only know God through his word. Faith is taking him at his word.
We have God’s word written down for us today. What more could we want? Something that everyone has equal access to, something that universally applies to us all… and not private, not secret, not impossible to know. At the end of the Bible is the book of Revelation, and John is told to write. That’s how we got our Bible, God spoke and man wrote it down. Because God’s word is for us all. And it’s so sure it can be recorded. Remember that verse that begins with “and this is the record”? Imagine if what we said was recorded down, so many lies, so many things we’d rather not penned, so many vain words. But God’s word isn’t like man’s word. And God wants us to KNOW things, to know them for sure. And boy do we need to know things for sure in times like this! All through 1 John, written by the same man who penned Revelation, he talks about “knowing” things. God wants us to know things. He wants you to know truth. To know how to be saved. To know you ARE saved. And to be able to live a wise life that counts, that stays true to Jesus Christ.
It sounds so simple. Because it is. But we are corrupted from that simplicity aren’t we? We live in a time where people have tried very hard to detach God from his written word. Satan is behind it… just as in Genesis 3, so he has never changed his tact. We get corrupted from the simplicity of the gospel, the simplicity of just sticking to the tried and tested truth by the devil. By hearts that love self, that love sin, that love pride and lust. But in the gloom of this world, we have God’s word. A lamp to our feet and a light to our path. A lighthouse guiding us home. We still have access to the Bible, and we should not take it for granted. His word is written down. We can and should know it, study it, store it in our hearts. You don’t know what the Holy Spirit will do with it. We need his word for the storm. We need his promises. We need to know who God is and what he requires.
When all else is going wrong, we have his true and faithful word. Truth. Words that are faithful to us. If you obey God’s word, it will be worth it. You’ll never regret obeying God’s word. It’s always the right thing we should have done looking back. So why don’t we do it now, instead of regretting later? And if we think about it, it’s quite a big statement isn’t it? Write, for these words are true and faithful. That’s the Bible. It is THE truth. It’s the standard that we should measure our life against. It’s the word we should base our life upon. His words are faithful as well. God wants what’s best for us. He is faithful to us even while we aren’t to him. He cares for us. What he’s said he’s said for our good in every way. Even if we don’t understand it, or get it… just believe it. But many don’t. You see, there’s also another type of person Jesus spoke of…
Matthew 7:26 – And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
Matthew 7:27 – And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Many people aren’t interested in the faithful and true words of the Bible. They want to go their own way. They want to do life their way. They believe this and believe that. Shifting sands of human philosophy, beliefs, science, fads, fashions… whatever. But you going your own way, doing your own thing, doesn’t matter what it is… that’s building your life and your future upon sand. And when the storms come, when it’s all tested and tried… there will be nothing left. Great was the fall of it. Will your fall be great? Are you building your life upon the rock… or upon the sand? Hearing and obeying God’s word is building on the rock, but not obeying them… that’s building on the sand. Only one has a sure, strong foundation. Is your foundation Christ… or is it something or someone else? Something true and faithful… well we have it. It’s written down. God’s spoken, and it’s for all to see and hear and read… and then to do with what we will. But we are without excuse. His words are truth, his words are faithful… believe the Bible today.
Hi, my name is Joseph Zadow. I am a 30 y/o Bible Blogger. I was new to blogging once! God’s word is the best thing that we can be given, and once we have it and know it for ourselves it is both a privilege and responsibility to bring it to others! We are blessed to be a blessing! I am a sinner (for sure!) saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ and I am a Lord Jesus Christ follower. He is faithful even though I rarely am to him. I believe the Bible is the word of God, and stake my life on it. My destination is heaven. As they say, I’m just a passin’ through this world… although most of the time it’s more like hangin’ by a thread in Jericho! I love playing sports – particularly cricket… I currently work on an orchard and a side hobby business of mine is growing vegetables etc – they are good for you! I love writing. Always happy to talk, so feel free to leave a comment. You can read more about me and my blog here – kjvbibletruth.com/about :)