Will Never Fail
Date: February 27, 2023
I use the BLESS method every morning for my devotional.
B - Bible Verse
L - Listen for God's Word and pray
E - Explore the History and meaning
S - Study and savor
S - Summarize and Share
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Bible Scripture Verse – Luke 1:37
"For no word from God will ever fail."
Listen for God’s Voice
Your promises are true and your faithfulness endures forever. Help me to hold onto this truth in all circumstances of my life. Lord, I pray that I may always remember that you are a God of truth, and that your word is sure. May your promises bring hope and comfort to my soul, and may they fill me with peace and joy that surpasses all understanding. Thank you, in Jesus Name, Amen.
Explore History – Who wrote it, when and to what audience? Key people in the story?
The Gospel of Luke was written by Luke, a physician and companion of the apostle Paul. He was not an apostle of Jesus. He traveled with Paul on several of his missionary journeys as a close associate. The Gospel was likely written between AD 70 and 90, although the exact date is uncertain.
Luke wrote his Gospel to a primarily Gentile audience. In this particular passage, Luke records the words of the angel Gabriel to Mary, announcing the miraculous conception of Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Study and Savor – Key Words
"No word from God": This phrase refers to any promise, prophecy, or message that God has spoken or revealed to His people through the prophets, the scriptures, or through His Son, Jesus Christ.
"Will ever fail": This phrase means that God's word is trustworthy, reliable, and true. It implies that God's promises are certain to come to pass, and that nothing can prevent them from being fulfilled. The phrase also emphasizes the power and sovereignty of God, who is able to bring about His purposes and plans despite any obstacles or challenges.
Overall, this scripture is a reminder of God's faithfulness and the certainty of His promises. It encourages believers to trust in God's word, even in difficult or uncertain times, and to have confidence that God will fulfill His purposes in our lives and in the world.
Summarize and Share
Luke 1:37 is a powerful scripture that reminds us of the unwavering faithfulness of God's promises. The verse says, "For no word from God will ever fail," and this promise was spoken by the angel Gabriel to Mary, as he revealed to her that she would give birth to Jesus, the Savior of the world. Gabriel's message to Mary was a confirmation of God's power and faithfulness, assuring her that God's promises would always come to pass.
Luke wrote his Gospel as an orderly account of the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Luke's Gospel is unique in that it emphasizes the role of women in the story of Jesus, and it includes several important conversations and encounters with women, such as Mary, Elizabeth, and the woman who anointed Jesus' feet.
The message of Luke 1:37 is just as relevant for us today as it was for Mary and the early believers. We live in a world that is filled with uncertainty, fear, and doubt, and it can be easy to lose sight of the promises of God in the midst of our struggles. But Luke 1:37 reminds us that God's word is trustworthy and true, and that His promises will never fail.
In our daily lives, we can use this verse as a source of comfort, strength, and hope. When we are facing difficult situations or circumstances, we can remind ourselves that God is faithful and that His word will never fail. We can trust in His promises and rely on His grace to see us through the challenges of life.
So, let us take hold of the promise of Luke 1:37 and apply it to our lives. Let us trust in God's word and rely on His faithfulness, even in the midst of uncertainty and doubt. And let us share this message of hope with others, so that they too may be encouraged by the unwavering promises of our faithful God.
Bible Cross Reference
Matthew 19:26 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Jeremiah 32:27 “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?
Genesis 18:14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.”
Mark 10:27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”