Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser
Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser
The word of God must always stand above the word of man. The Bible says “let God be true but every man a liar (Rom. 3:4). God and His word are always true whether or not people believe Him. Applications of this truth can benefit us greatly. For example, the Bible’s narrative about the formation of the solar system, the preparation of the land for habitation, and the creation of life on the earth immediately brings into question many secular world views. Therefore, believers must become accustomed to thinking differently. We are not to judge God’s word, but rather, it judges us.
We are assured in the book of Numbers chapter twenty-three verse nineteen that God will do what He has said. “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”. All of God’s promises are sure because God cannot lie (Hebrews 6:18). All the promises of God are true and trustworthy. He doesn’t say one thing and mean another. When God speaks, He always has something very specific to say. He never speaks in generalities. If He promised it, He will do it. He has magnified His word even above His name (Psalms 138:2). If God broke His word to us, all creation would self-destruct because it is held together by the power of His Word (Hebrews 1:3).
The word of God solves every problem. Believe that God’s word can bring order into any chaotic situation. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters” (Gen 1:1-2). ‘The earth was without form’. That means lacking the order it will have when God’s commands were complete. ‘And darkness was on the face of the deep’. This is a further description of lack of complete order and beauty that will emerge within six days. Both statements reveal that creation reflected God’s normal process of bringing order out of chaos through His word. ‘And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.’ The Holy Spirit was active to perform the word as God spoke every word.
The word of God is so alive and it’s so powerful that it has the ability to transform you. God’s word transformed the chaos. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light” (Gen 1:3). God said occurred 10 times in Genesis chapter 1 as a means of bringing order in chaotic situation. God’s word is alive and active (Heb. 4:12). Everything hears His voice, and every situation obeys His word. God commanded the earth and its productive power, to bring forth the plant kingdom. “11 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good” (Gen. 1:11-12).
Man says there’s evolution, but God’s word says He created things according to their kind. For example, great sea creatures are the most magnificent ocean creatures, such as whales and dolphins. These were all created according to their kind. This precludes any evolution into another kind: A fish can never produce a lion. Let God be true and every man a liar.” 21 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good” (Gen. 1:21). The word of God must always stand above the word of man because God’s word is always true (John 17:17, Psalms 119:160).
God stands by His word. “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us” (2 Cor. 1: 20). Even if people don’t believe Him, God and His promises are always true, and we need to apply this truth to our situations. When anyone or anything contradicts a promise made to us in God’s Word, we need to trust God to be true and that person or thing to be lying. We need to believe that what God’s Word says about our prosperity is true (2 Corinthians 8:9 and 3 John 2), instead of what our bank accounts say. We need to believe that we were healed by His stripes (Isaiah 53:5, Matthew 8:17, and 1 Peter 2:24), instead of believing what the x-rays show. In every aspect of our lives, we need to believe God’s Word above what we see or hear.
God fulfils His promises. Let’s reflect on what this means for our lives today. Look into God’s word and find His faithfulness, wisdom, and direction for your life. When you face the storm of life, setback, or crisis, where do you find your footing? Where is your foundation? Your foundation must be on the word of God. What an amazing promise that God has given us in his word that He will do whatever He says (Numbers 23:19). Don’t lean on your own understanding. Sometimes it seems there is no way out or no logical solution. If we concentrate on figuring it out, we will get frustrated and eventually get discouraged and settle where we are without progressing. Just because we don’t see a way doesn’t mean God hasn’t got a way. You just have to continue to focus on what the Lord is communicating to you. Believe in those great and precious promises that are laid out in the word of God and all those amazing things that the Lord says will come to pass.
Remember that God cannot lie, neither does He change His mind. He fulfils all His promises. So, we need to put the word into action in our lives. The Bible says that we deceive ourselves when we just hear the word, and we don’t do what it says. When you and I do the word, that’s when we reinforce who we are and truly build up our faith. That’s when we show the world who Jesus is and bring glory to His name. Great things happen when we put our faith in the Lord and His word. You and the word of God together are an unstoppable combination. If we will truly allow the word of God to infiltrate our lives and to move forward, it will transform the way we think. That means we align ourselves with the word of God so that it becomes our reality and not the things that we see around us. We’re going to see some amazing things happen if we put God’s word into action. Sadly, many Christians don’t want to live a life where they’re being told what to do by the word of God.
The children of Israel turned an 11-day journey into 40 years. 40 years of wandering in the wilderness had brought Israel to stand upon a mountaintop overlooking the promised land. And this was due to their disobedience and unbelief in God. They didn’t have faith to follow God’s instructions and promises. Nearly 3,500 years ago, God delivered His people from Egyptian bondage as described in Exodus chapters 1-12. They were to take possession of the land God had promised their forefathers, a land “flowing with milk and honey” (Exodus 3:8). Prior to entry, however, they sent out twelve spies to survey the land and its people (Numbers 13:18-25). They returned after forty days of exploration. Ten of the spies had a bad report: they became convinced they could not get rid of the current inhabitants of the land, even though God told them they could. Their lack of belief in God’s word and promises did not please God. Corresponding to the 40 days that the spies toured the land, God commanded that the Israelites would wander in the wilderness for 40 years as a result of their unwillingness to take the land. It’s very important to believe God’s Word above what you see or hear. I pray that you will do so today.