Psalm 119:89 – “Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven.” NKJV
We considered the Truth that “God’s Word is a Settled Fact” last time, now let’s move on to further consideration of THE REAL THING and see how it can and will affect your life powerfully and positively.
THE BASIS AND RELIABILITY OF GOD’S WORD – GOD’S INTEGRITY…
Verse 90 of this Psalm declares, “Your faithfulness endures to all generations…” The Psalmist reflects on the truth and reality that God “created” the earth and it stands and stands and stands from generation to generation. It lasts out of God’s desire and purpose and is not in jeopardy of man messing it up. It is subject to God, not a man and God makes promises that do not fail.
Psalm 148:1-6 – “Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD from the heavens; Praise Him in the heights! 2 Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts! 3 Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all you stars of light!
4 Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, And you waters above the heavens!
5 Let them praise the name of the LORD, For He commanded and they were created. 6 He also established them forever and ever; He made a decree which shall not pass away.” NKJV
That is a powerful declaration and one that we should meditate on regularly.
GOD’S WORD IS A LIBERATING FORCE…
When we allow it to truly become “a lamp to our feet and a light to our path” (v.105) and we hide or inscribe it inside our fill our hearts with it, we find that it becomes a treasure and guide which LIBERATES.
Jesus said: “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”
Pilate asked: “What is truth?”
Jesus declared in prayer: “Father, Thy word is Truth.” And we dare never forget that Jesus is the Word made flesh!
If we would apply (2 Timothy 2:15) to our lives and become students of the word we would find the truth and reality of (2Timothy 3:16) that all scripture is both inspired and profitable and find that it is truly “quick and powerful” able to discern and evaluate the heart. (Hebrew 4:12). God’s Word is truly the “Sword of the Spirit” (Ephesians 6:17) and our warfare is not against flesh and blood but is spiritual. I would suggest to you that we cannot enjoy, participate in or receive the full benefit of what we do not know, practice or appropriate in our lives.
We need to discover what the Word says. It is available because God said it and recorded it for all generations to read. He has given us His Spirit to guide us into all truth and teach us His Principles and He fully intends for it to be personalized in our lives. The clear directive is STUDY. For it is through the Word of God we have:
- Redemption from destruction – [v.92]
- Revival, Refreshing and Renewal – [v.93]
- Wisdom – [v.98]
- Insight – [v.99]
- Understanding – [v.100]
- Spiritual Backbone and Ability to Resist Temptation and Evil – [v.101-104]
- Steadfastness – [v.102]
- Guidance and a Clear Path upon which to Travel – [v.105]
- Faith, Complete Trust, and Peace – [v.109]
In the Word, we find Salvation, Healing, Blessing, Faith, Information about Who God is and who we are in Him. It is in the Word we find God’s Promises and Revelation as to the Future. In His Word, we find God’s way of living, the development of right attitudes and weapons for spiritual warfare and service. Psalm 1 tells us to meditate in that Word day and night. In His word and the application of that word we find the answers to life’s questions and the solutions to life’s problems. The Word is as reliable as God Himself and He NEVER CHANGES.
We believe God. We believe He is Omniscient, Omnipotent, and Omnipresent and we believe the Bible IS His word not just CONTAINS His word. As we discover what it says, we need to apply that truth and principle to our lives.
God bless you as you go through this day in Him!