Around the Word in 365 Days, by Linda Sommer

God Said It, I Believe It, I Receive It

Numbers 22:21-23:30 This passage relates the story of Balaam, a prophet who was certainly not perfect, but a prophet who knew God was true to His Word. Balaam said, "God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: Hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? (Num. 23:19, KJV).

God always makes His Word good. He keeps His Word, and He performs His Word. He makes His Word good. When we believe this about God's character, we will be able to trust Him and trust His Word. The only reason why we would hesitate to trust the Lord would be that we believe somehow that He will not do what He has said He will do. If we doubt His trustworthiness, then we will not trust Him.

How can we build our trust in the Lord? The only way this will happen is if we read His Word and see His faithfulness to His own Word to perform it throughout history. When we read God's Word, we will see that His Word always performs that which it is sent out to do. When we know this, we can trust Him.

Father, You have proven over and over again in Your Word that You are trustworthy. You never lie, and all of Your promises are "yes and amen" through Jesus Christ. As I read through the Bible this year, help me to be built up in faith. I never want to doubt Your Word, because Your Word is Truth. Amen.

READ: Numbers 22:21-23:30; Luke 1:57-80; Psalm 58:1-11; Proverbs 11:12-13

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