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0113 – God’s Word Is Good as Gold 神的话如金子般好

Joshua 21:43-45 (NKJV) So the Lord gave to Israel all the land of which He had sworn to give to their fathers, and they took possession of it and dwelt in it. The Lord gave them rest all around, according to all that He had sworn to their fathers. And not a man of all their enemies stood against them; the Lord delivered all their enemies into their hand. Not a word failed of any good thing which the LORD had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass.

Can you imagine everything that the Lord had promised the Israelites came to pass?

Unlike God, however, if we are not careful or do not value the importance of honouring our words, we will tweak our promises made based on what favour our situation. We may even lie or twist our words in order not to lose out and protect our interest. Therefore, people have lost trust in the integrity of man’s word. It also affects our faith in God’s Word, because we might subconsciously think that there is no security in words unless we witness it with our own eyes or senses.

God will act upon what He has spoken and fulfil what He has promised. Scripture says, “Not a single word failed” but “All came to pass”—that’s how important word is to God. Likewise, we should honour our word because we are made in the image of God and we are a “new creation”.

God established a covenant with Abraham so that He could rightfully send forth the Messiah through Abraham’s lineage. The Abrahamic covenant was an unconditional covenant so that God could ensure the coming of the Messiah Jesus Christ even if men failed in their commitments. God was declared to Abraham that through him all the nations of the earth would be blessed. The account in the Gospel of Matthew which traces the genealogy of Jesus Christ all the way back to Abraham testifies that God is consistent in His action and word. Jesus came to disclose and declare the Father to us. Jesus’ death on the cross fulfilled the Abrahamic covenant, and the Holy Spirit is given to all of us. He has empowered us to live hugely different lives from the people of the world. Because God kept His promise, we are all blessed in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 1:20 (NKJV) For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

God is more than a man of His word because He is a God who does not lie. His Word is “as good as gold”. He follows through what He has said and makes good what He has spoken. There is absolute integrity in His Word.

Sermon Series: It Is More Precious Than Gold


神的话如金子般好

约书亚记 21:43-45 这样,耶和华将从前向他们列祖起誓所应许的全地赐给以色列人,他们就得了为业,住在其中。 44 耶和华照着向他们列祖起誓所应许的一切话,使他们四境平安;他们一切仇敌中,没有一人在他们面前站立得住。耶和华把一切仇敌都交在他们手中。 45 耶和华应许赐福给以色列家的话一句也没有落空,都应验了。

你是否可以想象所有耶和华应许以色列民的都应验了?

然而,与神不同的是,如果我们不小心或不认为遵守诺言是重要的,那么我们将根据对我们有利的情况来改变我们所作的承诺。为了不会损失和维护自己的利益,我们甚至说谎或歪曲我们的话。这就是为什么人们已经对人的话失去了信任。这也会影响我们对神话语的信心,因为我们潜意识下认为话语是没有安全感的,除非我们亲眼目睹或经历过。

神必按祂所说的行,并成就祂所应许的。经上说,“一句也没有落空”,但“都应验了”—这就是话语对 神是那么的重要。同样地,我们应该遵守我们的诺言,因为我们是按神的形像造的,我们是“新造的人”。

神与亚伯拉罕立约,这样祂能够正当的通过亚伯拉罕的后裔差派弥赛亚。亚伯拉罕之约是一个无条件的盟约,因此即使人们没有履行他们的承诺,神也能够确保弥赛亚耶稣基督降临。 神很早就告诉亚伯拉罕,地上万国必因他得福。在马太福音中,耶稣基督的家谱一直追溯到亚伯拉罕,这证明了 神在祂的行动和话语上是一致的。耶稣来是要向我们启示和宣告天父。耶稣死在加略山的十字架上成就了亚伯拉罕之约,并有圣灵赐给我们所有的人。祂使我们活出与世人截然不同的生命。 神成就了祂的应许。我们都在 主里面蒙福。

哥林多后书 1:20 神的应许,不论有多少,在基督都是是的。所以藉着他也都是实在(实在:原文是阿们)的,叫 神因我们得荣耀。

神更胜于一个信守诺言的人,因为祂是一个不说谎的神。祂的话“如金子般好”。祂对祂所承诺的必信守到底并成就。祂的话绝对是信实的。

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