Hebrews 4:12 The word of God is quick or alive and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit"
The Word of God is not just a book! It is not just a black leather book you carry to church on Sunday and then leave on the coffee table the rest of the week. His Word has been recorded in a book, but the Word itself is what God has said and is saying to you, personally! That's powerful. That means the Word of God is alive and working every time you put it to work. That's because God's Word is His bond.
You've heard people say that about others: "A man's word is his bond." That means a person's word is the measure of his character. If a man honors his word by keeping it, then he is an honorable man. If he dishonors his word by breaking it, he is a dishonorable man. Like it or not, everyone's integrity--including God's--is judged on the basis of whether or not he keeps his word. No doubt, that statement would ruffle the feathers of a few religious people. "Who do you think you are," they'd say, "to set up a standard by which to judge God?" I didn't set it up! God did. He is the One Who taught us to judge integrity on that basis. He invented the integrity of words. He set the standard.
God and His Word are one--not because we say so, but because He said so. He has made it clear that we cannot separate Him from His Word. Just as He never changes, His Word never changes. They are both the same--yesterday, today, and forever. That means that if you've been believing God for something based on His Word, you can rest assured He is faithful to keep His Word. He won't fail you. His Word is alive; it is working for you every time you speak it and act on it in faith.
So stand up strong today. Put your trust in Him. Don't cave in to doubt or despair. Remember, His Word is as good as His bond.
Speak the Word: God's Word is alive and full of power. It is active, operative, energizing and effective in my life. I have resurrection power on the inside of me
The Daily Bread
A devotional to equip, exhort, motivate and feed your spirit.
Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.