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“For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water” (2 Peter 3:5)

God spoke and all that we see came into existence.  Apart from God speaking it into existence, it does not exist.  Do not let this escape your notice.  The Lord speaks His promises, and it shall be as He has spoken them.  Jesus said, “Father, I thank You that I have not lost one.”  It is so because Jesus has spoken it.  The Word of God has spoken and all who are in Him have been renewed by water and the Word.

Lord, on the one hand, this is a great mystery.  On the other hand, it is so simple that the smallest child can understand.  You have created all things and what You say comes to pass.  Help me to not get caught up in the manipulation of words that this age uses to confuse and lead me astray.  Help me to hear Your clear words of truth and follow what You have already spoken.  Guide me, Lord, in Your way of truth and life.

Lord Jesus, You are the Word made flesh.  In You alone is there all hope.  You have spoken and it is so.  By Your grace I am healed.  Lead me ever deeper into the faith You have given me.  Guide me in Your goodness and mercy to walk humbly with You all the days of my life.  Help me now and always to hear Your word and to hold fast to the promise You have spoken for all who will believe.  Amen.