GOD'S FAITHFULNESS TO HIS WORD
Jesse M. Hendley
Friends, if you have your Bibles, turn with me now to
Isaiah 55. This is one of the great chapters of the Bible.
I have received such a rich blessing in my meditation of
this chapter that I thought I would like to pass on to you
friends some thoughts that might be helpful and encouraging
to you in your life.
There are two verses I want to call your particular
attention to and apply them unto us today. Remember, the
Prophet Isaiah is called "The Evangelical Prophet." He has
so many truths about Jesus, the Son of God, the Messiah.
Isaiah is so evangelistic, so spiritual, so like the New
Testament. Isaiah's writings are more like the New
Testament perhaps than any other portion of the Bible and
are therefore a great blessing to the child of God. I thank
God for the study of it and I hope that it will be a rich
blessing to you and perhaps stimulate you to get for
yourself some of the rich treasures of this Book.
I want to speak to you now on THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD TO
HIS WORD. The longer I live, the more I realize that the
Word of God is our connecting link with the Living God and
makes all the things of the spiritual life real and vital!
I am always trying to tell people to study THE BIBLE, to
read THE BIBLE, love THE BIBLE, meditate on THE BIBLE, love
THE BIBLE. But somehow or other it seems that there is an
awful power that tries to KEEP us from the reading and
studying of the Word of God. We need to realize what God's
Word MEANS to us today, our connecting link with the Living
I am lifting out of Isaiah 55 a text, simply to consider it
and focus our attention on it. Verses 10 and 11. It has to
do with THE WORD of God and God's FAITHFULNESS to His Word.
Now listen. "For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from
heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth
and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to
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