Summary: The surity of God’s Word.
A More Sure Word
2 Peter 1:17 For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.’’
18. And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.
19. We also have the prophetic word made more sure, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your heart.
Peter heard the audible voice of God on the holy mountain, yet he goes on to say, We also have the prophetic word made more sure. He’s talking about the written Word of God, being more sure than the audible voice of God heard from the holy mountain. This is a more sure Word. Many people seek such things, signs and visible manifestations wanting to hear from God, when all you have to do is pick up your Bible and read it! This is the surest Word there is. It doesn’t get any surer than this!
Isaiah 55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
This is the sure Word of God, it doesn’t fail, it doesn’t return void. It always accomplishes that which it was sent to do. Always, not occasionally, not when God is in the mood. He never changers, He’s always the same. He is consistently consistent. That sounds like a Yogi Bera-ism, but it makes a point.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
God tells us in His Word, that there is no variableness of change in Him.
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
-- New Revised Standard with Apocrypha
James 1:17 Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Hebrews 1:10. And: "You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands; 11. They will perish, but You remain; and they will all grow old like a garment; 12. Like a cloak You will fold them up, and they will be changed. But You are the same, and Your years will not fail.’’
We can see just from these few scriptures that God is always consistent. You can see that He is faithful to do what He said He would do.
In other words, He fulfills His Word. His Word will not fail. His Word will not return void. That would make Him a liar if it did, and He can’t lie!!!!
Numbers 23:19 "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 it? Or has He spoken,
and will He not make it good?
This is a question to us. God’s written Word is to us, will He not perform it? Will He not make it good. Thank God, He will. Thank God, we can depend on Him, thank God, He is faithful. Thank God, thank God. Whether we feel like it or not, the Word of the Lord is a sure thing.
Prov:2:1: My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, 2. so that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; 3. yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, 4. If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; 5. then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.
Prov:4:4: He also taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words; keep my commands, and live.
Prov:4:20: My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings.
21. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart;
22. For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.
23. Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.
24. Put away from you a deceitful mouth, and put perverse lips far from you.
Prov:7:1: My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
God’s Word is a sure thing, but we haven’t always walked in it, we haven’t always obeyed His voice and followed His instructions. Have you ever considered how strong the Scripture is concerning this. God’s Word absolutely cannot fail, ever!