Moments in the life of a Pastor

Walking with God

3 Trust His Word

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Proverbs 30:5

Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.

We are God’s creation, He made us to be dependent on Him, we were not meant to go it alone. We need God and He has provided a Revelation of Himself and His ways through the Bible. In it we find the solution to every situation. Through the Word there is wisdom for everyone regardless of poverty or wealth, it provides guidance to everyone whether in the first century or the twenty-first. His word is pure and when we trust in His word we discover our:

  • Person

Through God’s spoken Word we not only come to know Him but we have a true revelation of who we are. Many of us struggle through this life because we really don’t know who we are. We get our identity from the wrong place, we get our sense of self and identity from society, it’s part of a process called socialization. We gain our sense of self from the way others view us and social media is one of the biggest contributors helping to fuel many false identities. When we get our identity from the way other people view us, we are guaranteed to end up confused as to who we truly are. One person might say that I am smart; another might say that I am stupid. One person might say that I am beautiful; another might say that I am ugly. One person might say that I am funny; another that I am boring. Socialization will always give us mixed reviews about ourselves and the end product is that we will always end up being confused, insecure, and unsure of ourselves. The question, “Who am I?” is a question that everyone asks themselves at some point in their life and it is a question that desperately needs to be answered. Your understanding of who you are determines how you live your life. The truth is, the only one who knows you well enough to teach you who you really are is not your parents or your friends, but your Creator. The one who made you is the only one that knows you well enough to teach you who you really are. Unfortunately, you cannot sit down with Him as though he were human and interview him and get him to teach you about who he made you to be, but fortunately for us, he has given us a manual in which we can learn about our identity, who we really are. We also discover His:

  • Power

Proverbs says that God’s Word is pure but it is also powerful. In the beginning in Genesis the bible says that God spoke into the nothingness and the nothing became the something that He spoke. He said, “Let there be light,” and immediately there was light. Those were some power packed words and we need to be reminded that His Word can change not only our surroundings but our souls. Remember when Lazarus was dead for three days and Jesus came to the tomb and told them to roll away the stone? What did he do? He spoke, “Lazarus, come out!” and instantly, Lazarus stepped forth. He spoke light into darkness and life into death! Do you want to hear the words of light and life so that you can know who you truly are? Is it time to become a student of the scriptures to sit at His feet and have Him teach you through His Word? The Word of God is sufficient for you for whatever spiritual condition you are in today. If you are without Christ, you need the pure Word. Are you are backslidden and battling a terrible mess in your life? You need the pure Word. Are you hurting today? The Bible is the answer. Do you need washed from the dirt of this world? Bathe in the Bible. God’s Word is a mirror that allows us to see Christ and gives us the hope of becoming who God sees us to be. God’s word is pure and powerful and lastly through it we discover His:

  • Protection

In Matthew 4:4 Satan tempted Jesus to turn the stones into bread and Jesus said: “People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

In the most extreme situation Satan comes with temptation and God allowed Christ to be in this dire circumstance to demonstrate the sufficiency of His Word. Jesus could have defeated the evil one in a number of ways, He could have overcome Satan with a host of angels. He could have used his own Almighty Power that he used to create the world, yet Christ chose not to exercise the authority of the Godhead. Christ could have defeated the tempter by unveiling his own glory. The brightness of the divine majesty was hidden within the humility of human form and he could have lifted the veil. But Jesus decided to conceal His power and glory and only defend himself with these words: “It is written.” He could have defended Himself with logic. He could have broken down the argument with the greatest philosophy, for there was no greater mind that walked the earth. Satan gave three great propositions but the Lord answered him each time with the same three words: “It is written.” He had only one argument to give Satan: The pure Word of God.

The pure Word of God is not only sufficient, it is superior for every situation. Whose word are you trusting in to discover who you are? Whose words are you depending on, socializations or the Saviors?

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