Jude 1:24,25 “To Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy— 25 to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore!”
On many occasions I have heard people make the comment “God can do anything but fail”, and there are numerous scriptures in the bible that refer to God “being able.”
Because we are human beings and are fallible, (meaning being capable of making mistakes or being erroneous) the choices or decisions we sometime make are not always in our best interest.
We may think that we are doing what is best for ourselves, but it doesn’t always turn out for our good or the way that we planned it.
When we first seek God for guidance and direction with a choice that we are making, “He is able” to keep us from stumbling or falling when the choice becomes a final decision.
Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to my feet, And a light to my path.” (NKJV)
When a person is walking in the dark without a light, they increase the possibility of stumbling or falling. The word of God provides illumination for a person to be able to see clearly where they are going, thus minimizing the possibility of stumbling or falling.
Psalm 119:130 “The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.” (NKJV)
God will make things very easy to understand when we trust Him. God is not complicated.
Psalm 119:66 “Teach me good judgment and knowledge,
For I believe Your commandments.” (NKJV)
When we seek God for direction, He will show us how to use good judgement.
Psalm 119:42 “So shall I have an answer for him who reproaches me, For I trust in Your word.” (NKJV)
We have to very careful about getting unwanted advice and listening to others. The Bible clearly instructs us to “seek wise counsel” when making choices and decisions. Proverbs 11:14: “Where there is no counsel, the people fall”
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (NIV)
“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us”
O God, you are truly the God who “is able.” Thank you for your grace, peace and mercy that You show your people. You alone are worthy of all the praise, all the glory, and all the honor...Amen!
Continuing in His service…Rev