Fulfil what has been written

You know what it’s like. You come across something in the bible that you have read many times before without giving it much thought and then all of a sudden, it becomes a rhema to you and then you see something you haven’t seen before.

In this week’s post, I’m looking at the statement “to fulfil what has been written”. This is repeated at least 13 times in the book of Matthew and it is used consistently referring to the completion of something that was said. That something was prophesied or written and God fulfilled it or made it happen, bringing it to its end and having it come to pass.

In one of the last few posts, we discussed the importance of waiting for words to be fulfilled and the danger of losing hope if they do not come to pass as we expect.

Today’s post however, is one of assurance. God will fulfil what was said – Isaiah 55:11

‘so is my word that goes out from my mouth:

It will not return to me empty,

but will accomplish what I desire

and achieve the purpose for which I sent it’.


Remember Jeremiah 1:12 – He watches over His word to perform it.

Psalm 57:2 – ‘I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfils His purpose for me’.

David states two basic facts: God has a purpose for him and God will perform that purpose. There are other assurances in the scriptures that God will perform His purpose for us: Psalm 115:3, Psalm 138:5 and Philippians 1:6 amongst others.

If we are to take life seriously, and I believe that we should, we need to know what has been written in the book. Jesus’ life had a purpose and so must ours. The question is what written word is waiting to be fulfilled in your life?

Knowledge of His purpose gave Jesus confidence to pursue His God-given tasks. Throughout His life, Jesus was guided by the Father’s predetermined will. Again and again, the scriptures record that Jesus acted in a certain manner to fulfil what God had predestined.

Knowing our purpose assures us that we are doing the right thing and living our lives wisely. We all have a purpose and a destiny upon our lives and we must make every effort to know what that is. God’s purpose is for us to fulfil His will for us, but in order to do that we must know what His will is and then begin to walk in it.

It takes a willing and obedient heart to fulfil God’s plan and purpose for our lives. The importance of purpose is not new to many of us as Christians.

So my prayer as I end this brief post is simply this: may you fulfil that which has been written about you. May God bring it to completion and may He strengthen you as you go about doing this.

So until I appear again in your inbox, with more insight from the scriptures, stay blessed



About the Author: Ola Aroyehun

Ola Aroyehun editor of The Christian Business and Professional Magazine: a magazine dedicated to helping Christians apply biblical principles to their professional lives.

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