KEY SCRIPTURE: Mark 4:24 ” And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given”.
We continue with our discussion on Mark 4:24 as we consider the statement “….with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you….” We learnt that this statement means that God responds to us according to our response to what He has said to us.
One way to respond positively to God is to believe what He has said and then to confess what He has said (2nd Corinth 4:14, Rom 10; 9 & 10). According to Hebrews 13:5-6 ” Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me”. God has given us His word so we could speak in agreement with what
He has said. In Joshua 1:8 He says we must keep the word of God in our mouth day and night. Confessing God’s word has a way of placing the word in our hearts as well as assisting us to do what the word says. One of the responses God expects us to give his word is to say what the word says and to do as He has said.
Our next response to God’s word that allows God to also meet us, is to give praise and glory to Him for what He has said to us. This is seen in the experience of Abraham in Rom 4:19” He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God”. He did not complain but counted God faithful by glorifying Him for what He has done. No matter what may be going on around don’t stop praising God for what he has said to you.
The next response to give to God’s word is to be at rest about what God has said. Hebrews 4:9-10 ” There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his”. Anxiety about any situation shows no confidence in what God has said. We express our confidence in Him, when we are at rest about what the Lord has said.
God has assured us that whosoever response positively to what He has said would always receive a corresponding response from Him. Please do what the word says as it is shown in our study for today and you would always have a testimony to the glory of God.
God is not a man to lie, He has always done what He has said. I respond positively to His word and therefore, always have a testimony to His glory.
Hebrews 4:2-3 ” For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, as I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world”.
Romans 4:21-22 ” And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness”.