His Word Is as Good as His Bond 24 April The word of God is quick [or alive], and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged 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 drag 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! Thats powerful. That means the Word of God is alive…and working every time you put it to work. Thats because Gods Word is His bond. Youve heard people say that about others: A mans word is his bond. That means a persons 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, everyones integrityincluding Godsis 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, theyd say, to set up a criterion by which to judge God? I didnt 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 onenot 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 sameyesterday, today and forever. That means that if youve been believing God for something based on His Word, you can rest assured He is faithful to keep His Word. He wont 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. Dont cave in to doubt…or despair. Remember, His Word is as good as His bond.Ruth 4; 1 Samuel 1; Romans 14Gods Word is alive and full of power. It is active, operative, energizing and effective in my life. Hebrews 4:12, The Amplified Bible
Scripture Reading: John 17:1-6