Words

By: Hunter Jones
Our words, try as we might to fulfill them, sometimes return empty. We cancel plans, we let others down, or we bite off more than we can chew and come up short on what we have promised.

But God’s Word is not like ours. Isaiah 55:11 asserts “so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”

In the book of Acts, we see this prophetic Word coming to fruition in the movement and growth of the church. God’s purposes and plans will not be thwarted, and His Word to bring salvation to His people, and those who were not His people, will stand firm. He crafts arrests into the salvation of jailers, and angry, idol-worshipping mobs into confused crowds that release the believers they have captured. He leads Paul and the other disciples across whole continents and back, preaching the Word of the Gospel until “all the residents of Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks.” 

Though our words and promises fail, His do not. And this is Good News, for His Word promises salvation for all those who believe in the saving work of His Son, Jesus Christ, who lived a sinless life as a man here on earth, and died the death we deserve, forever paying the penalty for our sins and drawing us close to the Father. 

And that’s a Word we can bet our lives on.
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