So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.
Verse forty six through fifty gives us a brief look into faith and the duty of men and women to trust God. Jesus came back to Cana of Galieww, where he performed His first miracle–the water into wine. Now a certain nobleman or official has a son who was sick. Hearing of Jesus, he went to Him. Notice, he went to Jesus when he heard of him. We should all run under the saving grace of Christ the moment we hear of him, no slacking because of circumstances or how we think of ourselves. Going on, we find the nobleman asking Jesus to come with him to heal his son.
In verse forty-nine, Jesus only speaks the word thereby healing the nobleman’s son without even taking a step towards the officials home. Also in verse fifty we are told that the nobleman believed the word that Jesus has spoken.
Our words today have little value and even with a contract, we still find that we find ways to find loop holes to avoid our obligations. But is not so. God’s word is bond–actually–its divine, holy, and living. When Jesus says:
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. (John 5:24)
It’s not ment to be taken lightly. You can trust the words of God:
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. (John 10:9)
Salvation in Jesus can be trusted above all else. Everything Christ says is true, not because I say so, but on the fact that Jesus never came to speak falsehoods; He came to do what His Father willed for Him to do. We put our trust in airplanes, in cars, in banks, in government, in ourselves–all of these have failed and will fail again and again, but very few trust Jesus who has never failed. In the wilderness when He was tempted of the devil for forty days, Jesus never sinned. Against the religious leaders of his day, he never misspoke. Jesus is the perfect righteousness we all need and must cling to.
Finally, there are other words of God that we can trust in as well. They are called the judgments of the Lord. Indeed, God is a God love; yet we must all understand (especially in this modern day) that the Lord is not one sided just as much as we are not one sided as human beings. If we reject the blood Jesus and spurn the mercy of God we deserve (and the frankness is to speak the truth, not to insult) Hell. Hell doesn’t disappear because we don’t like hearing about it. The wrath of God isn’t assauged because we ignore it:
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (John 3: 36)
You’ll rare hear about wrath today, but its real. However, it doesn’t have to be that way for you or I. If we take Jesus at His word, he will save and the wrath of God will be removed from us only the the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
Words are worth very little these days and some men’s words have no value at all, but the word of God is always a treasure that never tarnishes or loses value. When Christ speaks, He speaks only the truth–believe it as the nobleman did for his son, believe Jesus to save your soul today. There is a prayer in bold if you want to trust Jesus. Its a prayer of surrendering your life to God; and if you serious about it, God will take you seriously and save you. The choice is yours and God bless you.
Prayer of Salvation:
Jesus, I am sinner. I have not lived the way you commanded. I want to change. I want you to live in me. I believe you are the son of God. You are the only way to Heaven and I accept you into my life. Be my Lord and Master. Teach me Your ways all the days of my life–I surrender to You.
I repent of my sins and the way I have been living before. Change me Jesus from this day forward. Amen.