The Word of God SHALL stand forever
Isaiah 40:8 - The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
When ever I read the scriptures I tend to go through each and every word. And as I was going through the KJV translation I saw many places the word 'shall'. This word was used more in the 17th century English, the time when the KJV Authorized Version was published. But this word is not just because of the English language but helps us understand the depth of the scripture.
The Hebrew text is very rich and has many properties to it; the word 'shall' defines the activeness of the scripture. 'Shall' in English is used in the first person (I shall leave. We shall go) and will in all other persons (You will be there, won't you? He will drive us to the airport. They will not be at the meeting). That means where ever 'shall' is used, it has to be referred with either 'I' or 'We'. Either way God is in the picture; which means to fulfill the promise the task is on the Lord. So, if we lack anything in any way, the Lord has to help satisfy the conditions so as to let us receive the promise.
Now when ever we read a promise from the Bible and if we come across the word 'shall' in it (and not written in italics; words in italics in KJV are added for easy reading and are not part of the original text), start rejoicing for it is on the Lord to get us our promise either by Himself or by working in us.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, I thank You for being a compassionate and loving God. Even in your giving's You take it on Yourself to make sure we receive it. Lord, help me keep my doors open by believing in your promises so that I can receive it. I make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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