Psalm 88, 89
In our reading today we have the promise of God concerning His Covenant. Psalm 89:34 “My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.” A similar declaration is announced in Numbers 23:19 “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?” It is words like these that encourage me as a believer in covenant with God, to obey the words of Romans 3:4 that when humans judge God’s word to be untrue, I in faithfulness to my God will judge God’s word to be true and that man who judges God’s word to be untrue, I let him be a liar.
In our reading today we have Romans 10:17 “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Faith comes from hearing faith and we hear faith when we hear the word of God. A perfect example of this in found in Acts 14:7-10 “And there they preached the gospel. 14:8 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had walked: 14:9 The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, 14:10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.” The man in the crowd at Lystra was a cripple from birth, he had never walked. But he was listening to Paul preach. Now if this man had faith in his heart ot be healed from listening to Paul, then it must be so that Paul was including physical healing in his faith filled salvation message of the gospel. Otherwise where would he get faith to be healed if it were not from what Paul was preaching. This is why we need to daily read God’s word and regularly attend a local Bible believing church. Because we hear faith when we hear the word of God.