Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.“
Do we take God at His Word? This is an important question because for some people it means that we have to logically understand everything He says–and that is impossible. Does that mean we don’t take Him at His Word, or does it mean we engage our faith?
Yes, we must engage our faith to take God at His Word. God’s ways are higher than our ways and we will never understand everything He has written to us in our Bible. But we can believe what we don’t understand…by faith.
Faith is definitely required to take God at His Word and it begins the moment we exercise faith to receive Salvation and is integral in living out our new life in Christ.
It is also important that we read our Bible and know what God actually says in His Word and not just rely on teachers and preachers. We need to read our Bible and allow God to teach us. Not everyone is a studied theologian, but everyone can read Genesis through Revelation and ask God to teach them and increase their knowledge and wisdom.
Everyone can also benefit from the use of a concordance that is either in your Bible or buy one to use when you read the Bible. There are so many convenient and free online tools that can help with Bible study and we need to reap the benefits of the resources that are now online.
Why is this so important? We need to know what we believe and why we believe so we can be grounded and rooted in our faith. We need to know God’s Word so it can help us navigate our life.
We need to know God’s Word in order to benefit from the many promises He has given us.
His Word tells me if I believe on Him then I am saved: John 3:16, Romans 10:9
His Word tells me once I am saved that I am His forever: John 10:27-30
His Word tells me nothing can separate me from his love: Romans 8:38-39
His Word says He has a plan for my life: Jeremiah 29:11
I will take Him at His Word.
Proverbs 30:5 “Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.”
By Kathy Cheek