29 Nov 2018

Treasuring God’s Word

by Alan Jefferies

Start by reading…Daniel 6:1-282 Peter 3:1-18Psalm 119:129-152Proverbs 28:21-22

In 2 Peter 3:9 we are reminded that

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise…”

In other words, God does not forget or go back on His promises or on His Word. When God speaks it comes to pass. And although Peter is talking in terms of the promise of Jesus’ return, the principle is much broader in application.

We see the same principle in our other readings today. Daniel had confidence in God to do what God’s Word showed to be right. When faced with the choice to do what was right, or what was comfortable, safe and convenient, Daniel chose what was right. The confidence to do this isn’t linked to the probability of the outcome but to the certainty of the Word of God.

Psalm 119:162 we read:

“I rejoice at Your word as one who finds great treasure.”

What greater treasure could there be than knowing that when God speaks His Word is always dependable, reliable and trustworthy?

What has God spoken over your life that you need to be reminded about today? Your job, your relationship or your health may be hanging in the balance. The outcome of something very important may appear to be beyond your control.

In the midst of uncertainty, what can you rely on? You can trust that God loves you, that He has a plan and purpose for your life, and that He will never leave or forsake you. What has God spoken to you that is unchangeable in your life? Today is the day to treasure His Word and keep it close to your heart.

Pause and reflect: “Jesus, help me to treasure your Word in my heart. Help me to hold trust that you are the God of the unchangeable even when all around me is change. Amen.”

Alan Jefferies
Alan Jefferies

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