For you and me to have a healthy and rock-solid relationship with God – the Father, it is important that we understand the basis for trusting in the Lord completely. Remember, Christ is the Word which became flesh and dwelt amongst us, and you can find this out in John 1:14. Trust in our society today can be a tall order to achieve in the sense that people are wary of each other in some way or the other. However, I will use this section to lay out my defence like a lawyer will, why it is critically important that we trust God’s word completely. What evidence do I have? We will take a look at the dictionary definition of keywords and interrogate the Scripture in Psalm 19 amongst others; which will give us a clear path as to why the Bible can be trusted.
Two words come to mind: infallible and inerrancy. Merriam-Webster (1828) defines Infallible as “Errorless, Faultless, Foolproof, Perfect, Dependable, Reliable and Sure. Whilst Inerrancy is defined simply as “Free from Error.” Brothers and sisters, the word of God is perfect and free from error. This is huge. Think with me for a moment, I have not heard nor seen in my years of existence where anything or anyone has been identified as been perfect or free from error, except God and His Word.
“Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question. Thomas Jefferson. This might be controversial, but it is the truth, ‘You can’t trust in yourself.’ Let me guess, everything within you is resisting what I just said. And whilst that is understandable, we can’t argue with the Scripture, so here it is, “Not that we are fit (qualified and sufficient in ability) of ourselves to form personal judgments or to claim or count anything as coming from us, but our power and ability and sufficiency are from God.” Read 2 Corinthians 3:5 (AMP).
Watch, it is all because of His grace, hence the Bible says, “But God’s amazing grace has made me who I am! And His grace to me was not fruitless. In fact, I worked harder than all the rest, yet not in my own strength but God’s, for His empowering grace, is poured out upon me.” Read 1 Corinthians 15:10 (TPT). Consequently, this is why I said, ‘you can’t trust yourself.’
Here is another Scripture defence to support my statement, “For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfil your purpose] for His good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13 (AMP). Without God’s enabling power, I wonder what will happen to our principles and values? Remember, the Scripture says, “For it is God at work in you,” and I don’t want you to forget.
My Father, thank You. I know, “You will never leave me nor forsake me,” therefore, I am secure in Your love and that fills me with great joy.
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