Summary: To show that we need to believe GOD's WORDS as our final say against this unbelieving world.
Are you able to believe GOD's WORDS?
Yes. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
And we also [especially] thank God continually for this, that when you received the message of God [which you heard] from us, you welcomed it not as the word of [mere] men, but as it truly is, the Word of God, which is effectually at work in you who believe [exercising its superhuman power in those who adhere to and trust in and rely on it].
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we need to believe GOD's WORDS as our final say against this unbelieving world.
Yet in spite of this word you did not believe (trust, rely on, and remain steadfast to) the Lord your God,
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS You accepted me in the beloved and You've given me Your faith to believe and obey in Your WORDS.
[So that we might be] to the praise and the commendation of His glorious grace (favor and mercy), which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
The WORD of GOD makes me believe more
A. Name derived from: 2 Greek words: "deuteros" meaning second and "nomos" meaning law.
B. Author: Moses (commonly accepted)
C. Date written: 1407 - 1406 B.C.
D. Purpose: The former generation of Israel had died in the wilderness; hence it was important that the law should be repeated and expounded to the new generation before they entered the Promised Land.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
E. To whom written: The children of Israel, the generation which would enter and conquer the Promised Land.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
F. Main Theme: A rehearsal of the laws proclaimed at Sinai, with a call to obedience, interspersed with a review of the experiences of the old generation.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Key word: Remember
H. Key verses:
Deuteronomy 6:1-4 (Amplified Bible)
6:1 NOW THIS is the instruction, the laws, and the precepts which the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land to which you go to possess it,
6:2 That you may [reverently] fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son’s son, and keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.
6:3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and be watchful to do them, that it may be well with you and that you may increase exceedingly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
6:4 Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord [the only Lord].
VIII. MAIN BODY:
The Jews disobeyed GOD's WORDS by sending spies. They disobeyed the WORD OF GOD that's why they distrust. If you distrust the LORD GOD, you will also distrust people.
A. The WORD makes us trust and remain steadfast to the LORD
"Yet in spite of this word"
Hearing the WORD OF GOD being preached increases our faith. There's no other way to increase our faith but by the WORD of GOD.