A man’s past record of honesty and integrity is a testimony to his character. We have confidence in a proven man of his word. A person who does what he says, and does it right, can be counted on both now and in the future.
God has proven Himself to be a God of His word!
“There failed not ought of any good thing which the LORD had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass” (Joshua 21:45).
Throughout the Bible we read about the fulfillment of things God promised.
“And the LORD visited Sarah AS HE HAD SAID, and the LORD did unto Sarah AS HE HAD SPOKEN. For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which GOD HAD SPOKEN to him.”
What did this precious fulfillment of a promise produce?
“And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.”
Sarah laughed for joy and asked everyone to laugh with her! God makes us happy!
The Bible says, “As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive… For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous” (The Apostle Paul).
Notice the words “shall all be” and “shall many be made” are future promises. “I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided,” said Patrick Henry, “and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past.” And judging by the past, I, Daniel W. Sheridan, have come to the conclusion that God is as good as His word. I have a solid foundation upon which to rest my faith. I believe and therefore I speak ascribing greatness, honesty, and integrity to my God!
We, like Sarah, can laugh today! Faith leads to joy! I am full of joy, even though my body daily causes me to wince in pain. One day we will all laugh in fullness of joy, without any pain, when all of Adam’s progeny are alive and justified finally, completely, and eternally!
Let us give praise and honor to our faithful God! My Redeemer is faithful and true!