posted Jun 16, 2014, 6:48 AM by Dale Barnes

God is worthy of our trust! “...I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.”  “...so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” (Jer.1:12,  Is.55:11 NIV)

Certainly from these verses it is clear that the Lord “means what he says.”  When he speaks, or makes promises, he makes sure they are fulfilled.  The life of Abraham shared with us in the first book of the Bible is telling us of a man who believed that God could be trusted.  Abraham had to wait many years to see some of God’s promises fulfilled, and some for hundreds of years, and there was one he waited for thousands.  God promised that all the world would be blessed through the offspring of Abraham. Jesus came through his natural lineage.  Jesus brought to all people the blessing of forgiveness and eternal life.  God is trustworthy!

“The just shall live by faith.” (Ro.1:17)  The theme all through the Bible is the life of faith.  The true faith mentioned in scripture has one object; that is God.  We are to trust the faithful God!  We are to look to this God who has proved himself over and over a faithful God, who keeps his promises.  He is worthy of our trust.  As we except Christ, God’s gift to us, there is forgiveness of sin.  We will not be condemned at the final judgment.  He promises to guide us, to comfort and strengthen us in this present life.  He will make us fruitful in helping others; laying up treasure in heaven..  The challenge is to take him at his word. Put your life in his hands for he is trustworthy. He will do in and through you what he has promised.