In 1997, I rediscovered my love for professional wrestling, and yes, I know it’s fake. 🙂 One wrestler really grabbed my attention: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. As his nickname implies, he wasn’t the conventional charismatic wrestler; he was a no nonsense wrestler with an electrifying finishing move. I was particularly intrigued by his concluding statement for each interview, “That’s the bottom line because Stone Cold said so!” In other words, the things stated were bound to happen because he said so.
If GOD was a professional wrestler, I think Austin’s statement would be HIS mantra. One word included in the verse above qualifies GOD as the premier promise giver – will. Used in this context, will implies certainty or inevitability; the things stated must happen. Plainly stated, GOD said, “My WORD is a guarantee. Whatever I say must happen!”
I don’t know about you, but this verse inspires me to read the WORD with a new assurance. Instead of going through the motions, I’m inspired to read the WORD like a book of promises. No wonder JESUS said, “It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the smallest point of God’s law to be overturned” (Luke 16:17, New Living Translation).
What a WORD! If HE said it, that settles it. It must happen!