God’s word is the only sure thing in which man can trust.
Men promise many things that may or may not happen, but when God makes a promise it is kept. God’s word is the only sure thing upon which man can depend.
God’s word can turn a person from sin and give them salvation. Just as God’s laws of nature testify to man’s need for God, God’s law of pardon testifies to the need of a savior.
Those under the old law had to look forward to the coming of that savior. But man today lives under the law of Christ. One can look back in the Old Testament, and in the New Testament to see what God has done for man.
The will of God has been revealed to man down through time. It is dependable and sure. God promises salvation to all who are obedient (Heb.5:8, 9).
“Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;” (Titus 1:1,2).
In the beginning God spoke to the fathers, which was the patriarch age, then God gave the first written law to man, the Law of Moses. And in the last days he has spoken to man by his Son, and that word is recorded for all mankind (Heb. 1:1,2; 2 Time 3:16,17).
God does not ask men today to do the things he asked the patriarchs to do, nor the things that were required of those under the Law of Moses.
In the law of Christ, man is told to do the things that are right or necessary for to be saved. All three time periods mesh together (Gal. 3:16-29).
From the time of Adam to the present one can see the way God has provided for mankind’s spiritual wellbeing.
God has commanded man down through the ages to do those things that are pleasing to him. God’s commands “enlightened the eyes” of those to whom the commands were given. Man can see what he needs to do.
The psalmist would write, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105).
Man must have proper reverence for God. God is not man, he is deity. God’s word explains to man that God is to be held in awe and worshipped by man as God commands.
If man has the proper respect for God and his word, he will be obedient to God, and what God’s law is teaching now will not change.
All God’s word is true and can be followed in complete confidence. Man does not have to worry about additions or subtractions coming from God. God has given to man what man needs to know; it is up to man to follow them.
God’s word is more precious than gold and should be desired more than anything else. The sweetness of God’s word is to be desired more than all else.
The Psalmist wrote, “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer” (Psalm 19:14).
One’s words and the thoughts of their heart must be acceptable in God’s sight. If one will trust in God and his word and be obedient to its teaching, heaven awaits.