Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
For no word from God will ever fail.
(Luke 1:37 (NIV))
You can look at this passage from several different perspectives.
God’s word is truth.
God never lies!
Anything that God decides to do will come to fruition.
God does not simply attempt to do something. He does it!
God’s word does not return empty.
I could go on an on, but I think that you understand the concept of the power of God’s word as truth.
If we can agree upon this, why do so many people find the following passages so difficult to believe?
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
(John 1:1 (NIV))
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
(John 1:14 (NIV))
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
(John 3:16-18 (NIV))
Jesus is God’s word made flesh! He was sent to redeem those who believe.
Think about that in context to the passage from Luke.
For no word from God (Jesus is God’s word made flesh) will ever fail. Jesus came into this world to redeem those who simply believe. He is calling people to God through a redeeming grace bought by His blood on Calvary. This act of redemption will not fail. God is calling His children to Himself through Jesus. God is washing away the sins of those He calls through the cleansing power of the blood of Jesus! I love the way that Paul conveyed this truth.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Romans 8:38-39 (NIV))
It is impossible for God to fail!