“…and he [Herod] was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost. But the word of God grew and multiplied” (Acts 12:23, 24). If you are not for the Word, you are for the worms! Here is a dramatic illustration of the failure of the designs of evil and the success of the purpose of God.
TAKE HIS WORD FOR IT
Let God be true, but every man a liar.
“Abraham believed God.” The essence of faith is simply taking God at His Word. “What more can he say than to you he hath said?” “He hath said…so that we may boldly say.” We are thrown back upon revelation, not reason. God has spoken and holy men recorded it. Back of everything stands the record. If we are to believe the Living Word we must accept the Written Word. Jesus accepted the Old Testament as the Word of God. And He told us that His words were spirit and life. “Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus” – but how do we trust Him? The next line has it, “Just to take Him at His word.”
Not “a feeling fond and fugitive,” not a frame of mind strenuously maintained, but a calm reliance on, “It is written,” that is it. For “these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God: and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
Take His Word for it!