Psalm 119:89 – “Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven.” NKJV
This world is full of fads, gimmicks, and imitation and we are constantly bombarded with marketing ploys to get us to buy, use, or try various products. Everywhere you turn you discover someone is claiming to have invented, discovered or developed a sure-fire, quick, easy, simple remedy or answer for whatever you face or need. It is nothing short of miraculous! I don’t think I have turned on the T.V. in the past 6 months without seeing some recommended method of weight loss. There are probably as many diets out there as there are people and each one ‘guaranteed’ to work and many of them suggest you can eat whatever and as much as you want with no increase in physical activity and you will have the abdomen of a 20 something exercise freak. Yeah, I have some prime Pacific Oceanfront property here in North Texas I’d like to sell you at a very reasonable price too. We live in a microwave world where everything is INSTANT or desired to be so. There is the continual push to invest no time, money, effort, energy and often no thought and still achieve success. If you want to know the secret of their success just send $25.00 and you will find out. Yep, they get enough people to send money they succeed.
Coke has long promoted the idea that it is “The Real Thing”, but Dr. Pepper implies that by drinking their product your life will be fuller and more exciting and Pepsi lays claim to an entire generation. Imagine that, soft drinks with the power to so totally transform your life that you instantly become the most popular and successful person around with just one sip. Of course, I am speaking with tongue in cheek but I would like to introduce you to a fact, truth, and source that WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE! No, I am not selling something it is free but not cheap!
What I am talking about has the potential to:
Transform you from rags to riches. (If not literally, definitely spiritually.) Transform you from bondage to ultimate freedom. Transform you from a state of gloom to Joy Unspeakable. Transform your mind so that you function better. Transform your thoughts so that you think cleaner. Transform your outlook so that Live is sweeter and more positive, filled with hope. Transform you so completely that your Peace is complete and your Joy is full.
This truth, when applied will usher you into a realm where you have realized victory over the devil and you can even look forward to spiritual encounters because of the freedom, hope, and power this source provides. Let me introduce you to the real – “REAL THING.” It is found in the verse above and it is eternal. Once God declares His Will and Word, that revelation becomes established forever! Matthew 24:35 declares, “Heaven and earth will pass away but My words shall not pass away.” Isaiah 40:8 informs us, “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.”
- GOD’S WORD IS AN ETERNALLY SETTLE FACT.
It is unchanging from generation to generation. People change, ideologies change, traditions change but GOD does not change. James 1:17 emphasizes that truth and tells us that in Him there is “…no variation or shadow of turning.” God’s Word does not change but is a true constant in our world and lives.
- THE BASIS AND RELIABILITY OF GODS’S WORD IS GOD’S INTEGRITY.
In verse 90 of Psalm 119, we find that God’s faithfulness continues from generation to generation and never ceases. The Psalmist tells us that God established the earth, and it abides and abides for God’s pleasure and according to His desire. It is not subject to man it is subject to God and when God makes a promise that promise is as good as God Himself and He does not lie.
- GOD’S WORD IS UNFALTERING AND UNFAILING.
Satan has tried to destroy it time and again but failed and fails miserably every time. The Word is infallible, indispensable and indestructible. It is the INSPIRED WORD OF GOD. The Word can no more fail than God can cease to exist.
- GOD’S WORD IS LIBERATING.
When we allow it to truly become “a lamp” as verse 105 describes it lights our pathway and when we hide or inscribe it on our hearts it becomes a treasure and guides us in our walk, work, and warfare. It liberates! Jesus said, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”
Thus we realize the need to study and the value of the inspired word of God for in God’s Word 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 resistance. (vv.101-104) Steadfastness. (v.102) Guidance and a clear path to travel. (v.105) Faith and Complete Trust and Peace. (v.109)
The Real Thing is God and His Word or Truth! Make it your own and you will walk in its provision, power, and peace. May the Lord be with you as you embark on today’s leg of your spiritual journey.