“Is not My Word like fire?” declares The LORD, “and like a hammer which shatters a rock? Therefore behold, I am against the prophets,” declares The Lord, ‘who steal My words from each other.’
– Jeremiah 23:29-30
In other words, only the true word of God has any power, and God opposes men who simply quote each other and attribute it to Him. History shows that Jeremiah’s prophecies were indeed true. And like the fire and hammer that crushes the rock, the Babylonian army marched in and destroyed Jerusalem — exactly as God’s word had predicted. This story illustrates why I am not afraid or ashamed to say, “Because the Bible says so,” when questioned on certain issues or challenged to defend my reasoning. You see, it’s not just any knowledge that will result in experiencing God’s power — only the knowledge of His word can lead a person to the true knowledge of Him and consequently His power.
- General or scientific knowledge won’t do it.
- Knowledge of various religions won’t get you there.
- Studies about God, Christianity, or theology can’t provide the experience of God.
God encouraged Joshua in Joshua 1:8 (NKJV) saying, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
Imagine how your life would be transformed ✨ if you refused fear, took courage and believed God’s promises. Meditate on God’s WORD, and you, too, can have the courage God taught Joshua!