The Word existed before the world was created. Christ is the Word made flesh; He dwelt among mankind. The Father so loved us that He sent His only Son to take on the form of mankind, live among great sin and unbelief, suffer much pain, ridicule, and unbelief, and yet spread His love among the children of men.
As a child, Christ amazed the teachers of the Law when He was only a child. He sat in a synagogue and spoke of things which spread amazement among the priests, scribes and possibly members of the Pharisee's. They wondered how a child could have such insight.
Where do we get our hope, insight and strength? From the same source as Christ. On various occasions He opened and read the Torah Scroll from the Prophets and the Law. This has been the standard God set up since the Ten Commandments were written by the hand of God Himself. The Books of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms are written for our correction, admonish, encouragement and hope. This is the source of our strength; it has to be. There is no other source. The addition of the Gospels and the New Covenant give new depth to the Old; they are one in the same.
Like the Prophet Jeremiah said, " Thy words were found and I did eat them; and Thy Word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart, for I am called by Thy Name, O LORD God of Hosts." (Jeremiah 15:16) * Jeremiah ate, digested and thought upon the Words of God until they because an intricate part of his being.
There is no other source. No revelation, no hope, thought or action laid on any other foundation other than the Word of God will succeed. Like Jeremiah, King David, Isaiah, the Apostles, Mary, Martha and all of the men and women of faith throughout the ages, the Word is our source for all that is good and godly.
Memorize, underline and pray the promises God has given us. I pray for peace every day. Peace in the middle of great apostasy and unbelief. Peace in the middle of the greatest storms mankind will ever see. Though the mountains be moved and the seas roar, there is One who rides as King of the flood! He is our Father, we are His children. If this could only become a permanent part of our being we would never be shaken for long.
Psalm 125 says, " They that trust in the LORD shall be as Mt. Zion,
which cannot be removed, but abideth forever. (notice the length of time-FOREVER)
As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about His people from henceforth, even forever."
FOREVER! God's Promises Never Fail, Fade, or Fall Off Of The Shelf!!