Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.
Since the beginning, those who have trusted the word of God have it true. They have found that God keeps His Word and His promises. They have found that if God has said it, it will happen. It just does not always happen on our schedule. It happens on His. God told Noah that He was going to flood the earth and that Noah needed to build a big boat. The flood did not happen the next day or the next year. Over 100 years later, the flood came. God kept His word and God’s grace gave people over 100 years to see what Noah was doing and to repent. Sadly none did.
In the Gospel of John, John says that Jesus is the Word of God. This verse speaks of Jesus as well. He has been tested and found faithful and true. He keeps His word and His promises. He shields us when we seek refuge in Him. Jesus said if we were in His hands (Seek refuge in Him) nobody can snatch us out of His hands (John 10:28-29). He promises to give us eternal life in Heaven, if we seek refuge in Him. How do we seek refuge in Him? We come to Him by faith. Accepting that He is perfect and we are not. Believing that Jesus came to earth, lived a perfect life, died to pay the penalty for our sins, and then rose again. He shed His blood for us and God accepted His sacrifice as payment for the sin debts we accumulate. Imagine one day you wake up and all of your debt is paid off. You do not owe a penny! That is what happens when we seek refuge in Jesus. Every sin we commit adds to our sin debt, which we on our own cannot pay off. But Jesus, when we accept Him as our Savior, wipes out that debt forever. We owe nothing! We are forgiven forever! And we are God’s people, His children. Heirs in His Kingdom.
If you have not asked Jesus to be your Savior, do it today. God’s Word says we are not promised tomorrow. We do not know the day we will die, but we know one day we will (His Word says that). Jesus is coming back soon for His people (Once again, God’s Word promises that). Time is running short, seek refuge in Him today!
Dear God, I thank you for Your Word. It is true. It is pure and Holy. It has been tested and tried and found faithful. I thank you that You save us, when we seek refuge in You. I thank you that the refuge if forever and we cannot be stolen out of Your hands. I thank you for Jesus and the work He did for us on the cross. I thank you that He paid my debt off, once and for all. I look forward to the day of His return, knowing each day is one day closer to it. Come soon Lord Jesus. Amen.