It is Absolutely True
by Jim Hughes
Every word of God proves true. He defends all who come to him for protection. Do not add to his words, or he may rebuke you, and you will be found a liar. (Proverbs 30:5-6, NLT)
It would do well for every believer to know these verses. There is a lot of liberty that people take with God’s Word. We need to stop the nonsense and let God speak His mind instead of us trying to speak it for Him.
Every word of God proves true. It stands on its own merit. Whatever God says is what is. The past has happened just as God said it did. Things are happening today just as God said it would. And what is yet to come will happen just as God said it will. No one can change the truthfulness of what God has said. God’s Word is trustworthy because it comes from God.
We must be very careful about this. It is so easy to be led away from God’s truth. Satan is very good at getting man to twist the Word to say what he wants it to say. We must examine all that we read and hear carefully in light of what God says. We must stay close to God so that it is His voice we hear and not someone else’s. We must never get the idea that we have it all figured out and do not need to be taught anymore.
God says He will defend and protect you, and He will. No one can take you away from the Lord if you stay in His fellowship. No matter what man may be able to do physically to you, God will preserve your soul. No matter what may be said about you, God will protect your soul. Nothing in all of creation can harm you if you are living in the shelter of His love.
Do not ignore what God says about you in His Word. He has your life covered if you are living in fellowship with Him. The Lord will never leave you or forsake you. He is always vigilant and will never let you get away from Him. He does not have a conditional clause on this truth. Don’t let anyone lead you astray on this. You are safe in Christ. Heaven awaits those who live in Christ. We don’t have to do enough or be good enough to be in the Lord’s protective care. All we have to do is take responsibility for our sins, confess them to Him, accept His forgiveness, and live like we are forgiven. The Lord is on the side of all who do this.
About the Author
I am a retired pastor having served the church mainly as a bi-vocational pastor for over 40 years. I have been married for over 40 years and we have two married children and a single son. I have an online ministry, posting daily devotionals and tweeting on faith and marriage. I have authored a series of devotional books covering every book of the Bible and several marriage books.
You can read Jim’s “Sunday Inspiration” column on the 4th Sunday each month here at Mustard Seed Sentinel.