God Honors His Word And God Honors Our Faith In His Word

By F. F. Bosworth

     “He…that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth He it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Even as Abraham believed God...” (Gal. 3:5-6).

    God’s way of doing everything is by making promises, and then by fulfilling them wherever they produce faith.  He says it is with us “as Abraham.”

    Abraham believed the word of God.  He had faith that God would do as He promised.

    He was “fully persuaded” by the word of God alone (Rom. 4:21).

    He “considered not his own body” (Rom. 4:19).  The things which, according to nature, made the birth of Isaac impossible, were not considered by Abraham as the slightest reason for doubting the word of God.  (See Genesis chapters 17 – 21.)

    Under utterly hopeless circumstances, by looking unto the promise of God, Abraham waxed strong in faith.  It was by continuing to stand on the promises of God that Abraham experienced a miracle.

    He held fast the beginning of his confidence when his faith was tested.

    He was wholly occupied with the word of God.  He refused to cast away his confidence when God, by telling him to offer Isaac, was apparently removing the visible encouragement to his faith.

    To be occupied with circumstances and influenced by them, instead of trusting God’s word, is to question the veracity of God.

    – Adapted.