"...what he had promised, he was able also to perform."
Many say they believe in God, but whether their faith is genuine or
not, must be proved by their obedience to God and His Word. Satan also
believes, but without obedience to God and His Word, his faith is vain
and dead. "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the
devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that
faith without works is dead?" (James 2:19-20).
Living faith or saving faith is active and full of works as it is from
God, who "worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure"
(Phil 2:13). God works in our hearts and minds so that we are willing
to obey Him and then our hands and feet will be moved to do God's will
and work. Praise the Lord for His grace and goodness!
Abraham had to wait twenty-five years before God granted him and Sarah
their only son Isaac. It is a great testing when we have to wait upon
God for His help, guidance and deliverance day after day, week after
week, month after month or year after year. Thank God for His
sufficient grace that Abraham, "who against hope believed in hope, that
he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was
spoken, So shall thy seed be. And being not weak in faith, he
considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred
years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb: He staggered not at
the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving
glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he
was able also to perform" (Rom 4:18-21). Then, after Abraham "had
patiently endured, he obtained the promise" (Heb 6:15). What about you?
May God help us to trust in Him and His Word wholeheartedly and
patiently wait upon Him until we obtain His many precious promises (Lam
THOUGHT: God's Word is surely fulfilled in His perfect timing.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to trust in Thy Word and wait for Thee.