The Word Of Faith

"For this commandment which I command you today is not too mysterious for you, nor is it far off. It is not in heaven, that you should say, 'Who will ascend into heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?' Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, 'Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?' But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it.” (Deuteronomy 30:11-14)

Often the cry is, “The Bible is too difficult for man to understand fulfill.”  Moses asserts the beautiful thought that God’s revelation is at man’s doorstep.  Paul adapts these same sentiments to the gospel in Romans 10:5-9.

The word is very near you.  The word of God is within the grasp of any honest individual.  It is true that some elements of God’s way are unfathomable.  But, those truths that lie at the foundation of man’s relationship with God are easily understood.  God has shown us what is good in clear terms (Micah 6:8).  It is not beyond our grasp.

The word is in your mouth.  While God’s word does stir man’s curiosity, that is not why it was given.  It was meant for man to observe and obey. Moses repeatedly exhorted them, “be careful to observe”, “do not add to nor take away.”  Many are the opinions about God’s word, but God is not interested in what man thinks. He did not counsel with man about what His word should or should not say (Rom. 11:34). God will judge according to His word.

The word is in your heart.  His word is perfectly suited to man’s conscience.  Honest hearts delight in God’s rich truths.  They candidly acknowledge their own helplessness to save themselves.  They rejoice in God’s rich mercies.  They revel in the “abundant life” and rest on its promises (John 10:10).

God’s law requires perfect holiness and unwavering submission, therefore placing man in a dilemma (Rom. 10:5).   Thankfully, God accepts man on the basis of grace through an obedient faith (Romans 10:5-10).  If you confess Jesus is Lord and obey Him as our Lord, He will be your Savior (Romans 10:9, 10).