“He was faithful to Him who appointed Him . . . Now Moses was faithful in all His house as a servant . . . but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.” – Hebrews 3:2-6 NASB
Faith is central to our Christian lives, for without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:1). In fact, the book of Hebrews is filled with examples of the ways people demonstrated faith. And it instructs us to fix our eyes on Jesus, “the author and perfecter of faith” (Hebrews 12:2).
While exercising faith, we also are reminded of a related word, here translated “faithful.” This describes what it means to demonstrate faith, to put faith into action. Being faithful means keeping our commitments and promises, being trustworthy, and living a life that is consistent with our words and beliefs, and the Bible.
We can follow Jesus’ example for He was perfectly faithful. He completed His ministry and every assignment the Father gave Him. Throughout His life, He consistently sought to be in tune with the Father, being faithful to complete His work (John 5:19, 36). He was faithful in fulfilling the role of our great high priest, for He became “a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people” (Hebrews 2:17).

As Jesus was faithful, so is the Father. Indeed, “God is faithful” (1 Corinthians 1:9). This faithfulness is a practical foundation for our own Christian lives. We are reminded, “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23).
Today, remember the importance of faithfulness. Seek to be faithful, not just in the big things but even things that might seem small and unimportant (Luke 16:10). Your faithfulness can have a major impact on others.

Today’s Inspiration Prayer
Father, thank You for being faithful. I truly depend on You for everything in my life. Help me to be faithful in all my actions. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Source: Inspiration Ministries.

Promises, Promises

God has given us His promises because He wants to fulfill them.  Be they promises of peace, restoration, healing, or for material supply, we must keep in mind that the Lord would not have made the promise if He did not want to do it.

Here are four thoughts to help you when it comes to experiencing the benefit of God’s promises:

1. Find a promise from the Bible that covers your need.  Faith begins here.

2. Consider the promises.
Hebrews 10:23 says, Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

And Hebrews 11:11 says, By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.

3. Act on the promise, fulfilling all necessary conditions.  God is not a respecter of persons, but He is a respecter of conditions.

4. Start thanking God and exercising patience.
Hebrews 10:36 says, For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.

And Hebrews 6:12 says, That you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

If you will do these four things, you are on your way to experiencing the fulfillment of God’s promises in your life. 

Source: Crosswalkmail


Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. – Proverbs 30:5


This precious proverb gives confidence and hope in a dangerous and deceitful world. Only the Bible, God’s words to man, has perfect truth from its first word to its last. If you follow its instructions, you can be saved from pain and trouble and obtain God’s rewards (Ps 19:7-11). If you trust Him and His words, He will personally protect and defend you.

A word is the smallest component of language that carries meaning. In God’s inspired Scriptures, every word is specially chosen for value. He has purified His inspired words very carefully – as silver purified seven times in a refining fire – until they are perfectly pure (Ps 12:6). And He will bless and protect any person that trusts Him and His words.

David expressed the sense of this proverb with these words: “As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him” – Psalm 18:30. God’s way is perfect; He has examined and perfected His word; He will protect those that trust Him. How do you trust God? You believe the things He has written.

Do not question God’s words. He has magnified His word above all His name, and He will not forgive any tampering with it (Ps 138:2; Rev 22:18-19). Satan’s questioning of God’s words ruined mankind (Gen 3:1), for which he is the father of lies (John 8:44). God mocks and ridicules textual critics and Bible skeptics (I Cor 1:19-20; I Tim 6:20-21).

Do you have a word-perfect Bible? Do you trust each word? Do you value the statements of Scripture as pure and right, so that you hate every contrary opinion (Ps 119:128; Is 8:20)?  Can you say with David, “Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it” (Ps 119:140)? And, “I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love” – Psalm 119:113?

Jesus and Paul had word-perfect Bibles, and they never saw or heard about the originals. Any person referring to originals is either confused or lying. The originals were never in a book for anyone to use. They were never appealed to by anyone for any matter. And the Bible itself never recommended their use. Copies, translations, copies of translations, and translations of copies have always been used. You just need to find God’s Bible.

Consider how Jesus used copies and translations. He defended the resurrection by “am” (Matt 22:31-33), and He declared His deity by the same word (John 8:58). He argued for His divinity from the noun “lord” (Matt 22:41-46). And He rebuked the Jews by the noun “gods,” when He declared that the Bible’s words cannot be broken (John 10:33-36).


What about Paul? He defended salvation by grace and the spiritual promises to Abraham by the difference between the singular and plural of “seed” (Gal 3:16). Paul knew God’s Scriptures used the singular “seed” in all promises to Abraham, as Genesis 12:7; 13:15-16; 15:5,13,18; 17:8-10,19; 21:12; 22:17-18; 24:7. To their shame and condemnation, modern versions corrupt God’s “seed,” flagrantly and profanely destroying Paul’s lesson.

Did Paul truly trust every word of God? He sure did. He based his argument for the end of the old covenant on the integrity and meaning of the word “new” (Heb 8:13) and the three words “yet once more” (Heb 12:26-27). And He exalted God’s role in your salvation by changing from the active to the passive voice of the verb “know” (Gal 4:9). There are at least twelve more such one-word arguments in the New Testament.

Do you trust your Bible like Jesus and Paul trusted theirs? Do you have the Bible you can trust? Since the English Revised Version (1881), new Bibles appear at the rate of one per year. They add words, delete words, and change words to defy God’s inspiration and preservation of pure words. The textual critics and profane skeptics behind these versions do not trust God or His words; they trust themselves and their natural thinking instead.

Do you trust what the Bible’s words teach? Do you train your children like God says (Pr 29:15)? Give sexual due benevolence often (I Cor 7:1-5)? Practice firstfruits giving (Proverbs 3:9-10)? Reject the company of fools (Pr 14:7)? Submit to your husband (Eph 5:22-24)? Obey all ordinances of civil government (I Pet 2:13-17)? Give thanks in everything (I Thess 5:18)? Reject all bitterness (Eph 4:31-32)? Always speak with grace (Col 4:6)? Joyfully love your wife (Pr 5:19; Eccl 9:9)? Hate spending in order to save (Pr 21:30)?

The purest trust in God is your trust of His words that affect your life (John 14:23-24; I John 2:3-5). It is easy to speak of trusting God as a fair Being, but the true test of your faith is your willingness to alter your life now and trust Him for eternal life to come. If you trust His words about this life and the next, He will be a protecting shield to you.

Are you attending a church where every pure word of God is preached (II Tim 4:1-4)? Or are the services filled with entertainment and the sermons with fables and illustrations? It is your duty to find a church where every word of God is preached with confidence and conviction. For man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God (Luke 4:4).


Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way. For they cannot rest until they do evil; they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble. They eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence. – Proverbs 4:14-17

Stay blessed!

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The Source of Light

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” – Matthew 5:14 (NIV)
Every light derives its source from somewhere. This source could be a hydro dam, wind or electrical or thermal generator or the sun. What is the source of the light that Christ declared us to be?
From Scripture, we know that the source of a Christian’s light is Christ Himself. Witnesses testified of this, and He said so Himself. Here are the accounts:
“There was a man sent from God whose name was John.  He came as a witness to testify concerning that Light, so that through Him all might believe.  He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the Light.  The true Light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.  He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him.” – John 1:6-10 (NIV)
When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – John 8:12 (NIV)

While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.” – John 9:5 (NIV)
“I have come into the world as a Light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” – John 12:46 (NIV)
History bears record that Jesus, the Sun of righteousness – Malachi 4:2 is a reliable Source of light. His power is not affected by the weather or hindered by a lack of electricity supply. He powers our light unfailingly and unendingly. Getting connected to Him is far more reliable and renewing than all that the inverters, batteries, circuits, and other power sources of the world combined together can provide. Hence, if we want to shine brightly, Christ is the Source that we can safely trust to make it so.

Source: SALM’s article in the Spectator newspaper.