Exodus 6:7-8 (NKJV) I will take you as My people, and I will be your God. Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. And I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a heritage: I am the Lord.’”
God’s character is revealed in His dealing with the people of God. God honours His Word through the generations. He will make good what He has promised Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Even now, He is delivering His promise to this generation as He speaks. This Scripture records the promises and reassurance that God gave the people of Israel when He raised Moses up to deliver them from slavery. The Israelites could not perceive what the land looked like nor did they know how the Lord was going to deliver them. They just had to walk by faith and take God’s Word for it, even though it would be a struggle, because there would always be obstacles and a process before the promises come to pass.
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.
What a comfort it is to read Joshua’s testimony about God—how God had honoured His Word with His people and everything that He had promised them came to pass! Likewise, we also need to walk by faith and take God’s Word for it because God and His Word are one.
Sermon Series: It Is More Precious Than Gold
神永远会信守祂的话，祂看顾祂的话语在我们生命中按着祂的旨意而成就, 因为 神和祂的话语原为一。 神不会像” 转动的影儿”那样改变, 或跟随感觉和情绪而经常变化 – 祂永不改变。 祂口所出的话必成就。 因此, 如果神应允了你的祷告, 那么, 你可以确信它必成就，因为神信守祂的话语。
出埃及记 6:7-8 我要以你们为我的百姓，我也要作你们的 神。你们要知道我是耶和华－你们的 神，是救你们脱离埃及人之重担的。8我起誓应许给亚伯拉罕、以撒、雅各的那地，我要把你们领进去，将那地赐给你们为业。我是耶和华。』」
在与神百姓打交道的过程中, 神彰显了祂的品格。 神向世世代代信守祂的话语。 祂要成就祂向亚伯拉罕, 以撒和雅各所应许的。 即使现在, 祂正在说话, 赐予我们这个世代祂的应许。 圣经记载了当神兴起摩西将以色列百姓从为奴之地拯救出来的时候, 神给予以色列百姓的应许和保证。 以色列百姓无法想象应许之地的模样, 也不知道主将如何拯救他们。 即使将面临一场争战, 他们也凭着信心, 领受神的话语, 与神同行。 因为在应许得以彰显之前, 总会有各种障碍与曲折的过程。
约书亚 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。
读约书亚关于神的见证 – 神怎样向祂的百姓信守诺言, 祂应许给予他们的都应验了，这是何等的欣慰。同样, 我们也务必凭着信心, 领受神的话语, 与神同行, 因为神和祂的话语原为一。