“Ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you,” Colossians 1:5, 6.
Jesus had just preached the parable of the sower and the four kinds of ears that hear the Word of God. One would assume that the apostles got the message, since Jesus had told them that the truth of the kingdom was for their ears. Then, just a few hours later in a storm, their boat was filled to sinking. They roused Jesus from sleep and accused Him of not caring that they were about to die. His word rebuked the wind, and the sea was immediately calm. The apostles were amazed and revealed their lack of understanding that they were in the boat with the Creator of the universe. Jesus shed light on their fears, “Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?” (Mark 4:40). Their reply revealed their lack of belief in His Word. “What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” (verse 41).
Believing God’s Word matures the Christian to simply take Him at His word. Jesus said to Satan that, if a person really believes God’s Word, he is actually living life on a higher plain.
“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands” (Isa. 55:11, 12). God’s Word can do surgery on the Christian and it can heal. Dive in and let it change your life and take away all your fear. His Word claims that He has got your back, even in the worst storms of life.
JUST A THOUGHT – Saved people are expected to be fruit bearers.
Robert A. Brock