12 And God said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 13 I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. 14 It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; 15 and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” 17 And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
Here again we see God speaking about His covenant. In other words, His promise, His commitment, His guarantee, His word. How many of us today are good for our word? I know we expect others to be good for their word, but how does each of us do individually? I used to think that I was always a man of my word. I came to realize that I was influenced by so many outside forces that I could easily be swayed and justify breaking my word. When I commit myself to God’s word, then and only then is my word good. James the brother of Jesus wrote: ” If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach” (James 1:5). When we rely on God’s word, prayer and meditation for direction, we make sound decisions based on love and compassion. James also tells us: “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind” (James 1:6). We need faith to be stable, and to not doubt the word of God. So how do we have faith with all the other things going on around us? Paul the apostle told us: “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). We must spend time with God. We need a relationship with Jesus. Hebrews 11:6 states: “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” If we seek God He is “committed” to hearing and answering us. This is the true formula for success. All of us desire respect, love, and commitment. We can’t do it by ourselves. Jesus can give us this by trusting in Him. Then we become the person that can be trusted, the person that is committed, the person that is good for his/her word. But if you’re still confused and don’t know what to say or do…just say Jesus!