Who is our God? What is He like?
He is a God of authority.
From the very moment that we opened the pages of Genesis we have witnessed the authority of the word of God. He spoke, and creation itself came to be. Where once no light shined, He spoke, and then there was light. Where once no grass existed, He spoke, and the earth brought forth abundantly. This consistent pattern can be seen throughout the scripture. As we come to our chapter today, we see this same truth revealed in the life of two of His servants in a very personal and specific way:
And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken. For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him. And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.Genesis 21:1-5
Did you notice the authority of His word? The LORD visited Sarah “as he said.” Then again, He did unto Sarah “as he had spoken.” The passage goes on to bear out this truth stating that God gave Abraham the promised son at the exact time “God had spoken.” Over and over again we see the testimony of the authority of God ring true in the scripture. You can be sure of this one thing… when God speaks it will surely come to pass.
Isaiah speaks of this authority as well when he writes of the judgment of God upon the Assyrian (a prophecy about the Antichrist):
The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand: That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders. This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations. For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?Isaiah 14:24-27
What a comfort to know that God speaks with authority. You can trust Him. Think about this attribute when it comes to your own life. He has said, “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.”(Isaiah 45:22) Have you looked unto Him? Have you called on Him? If you have, then you can rest in the authority of His word. He will save you!
Behold our God!