Psalm 119:89 – “Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven.” NKJV
Last time we focused on three realities in God’s Truth. His Word is a settled reality. The basis and reliability of God’s Word are His integrity and God’s Word is unfaltering and unfailing. There is more and valuable to consider in the Pursuit of the Real Thing.
- GOD’S WORD IS A LIBERATING FORCE.
When we allow God’s word to truly become “A lamp to our feet and a light to illuminate our pathway.” (Psalm 119:105). When we hide, or inscribe and fill our hearts with His Word to the degree that it becomes a treasure to us and a guide for our daily lives IT BECOMES A LIBERATING FORCE.
Jesus said, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” Pilate asked, “What is truth?” In prayer, our Lord said, “Father, Your Word is truth.” We know from the Bible that JESUS is the TRUTH. Therefore, it is incumbent on us to follow the directive of Scripture and STUDY (2 Timothy 2:15). It is important that we remember that ALL SCRIPTURE is inspired and profitable. (2 Timothy 3:16). We need to remember the words of Hebrews 4:12 that the Word of God is “quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of the soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” We must never forget that part of our Armor as seen in Ephesians 6:17 is THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT.
We cannot enjoy, participate in, or receive the Full Benefit of what we do not know or appropriate. We need to discover WHAT the Word of God declares and promises and then pursue those promises. God considered it important enough to RECORD IT and send the Holy Spirit to teach and guide us in the study of it and fully intends for it to be incorporated into our daily lives and enjoyed. The directive is to STUDY.
Through God’s Word we have:
- Redemption from Destruction. (v.92)
- Revival, Refreshing, and Renewal. (v.93)
- Spiritual Backbone and Ability to Resist Temptation and Evil (vv.101-104)
- Steadfastness (v.102)
- Guidance and a Clear Pathway to Travel. (v.109)
- Faith and Complete Trust and Peace. (v.109; Isaiah 26:3; Romans 10:17)
In the Word, we have Salvation, Healing, Blessing, Faith, and Information as to WHO God is, WHO we are in Him, and His nature and character. It is in the Word of God that we discover His Promises, Future Happenings, and Daily Guidance. In the Word of God, we find God’s way of living, development of right attitudes and weapons for spiritual warfare and service. We need to become those of Psalm 1 those who Meditate in His word DAY and NIGHT!
In God’s Word and by application of that Word we find the answer to all of life’s questions and problems and the clear pathway to victory. The Word of God is as sure and reliable as God Himself and He is UNWAVERING and CONSTANT.
If we Believe in God and believe that He is Omniscient, Omnipotent, and Omnipresent and that the Bible is His Word we need to seek to find out what HE SAYS and IS SAYING. It is important that we become DOERS of the Word not simply HEARERS. The question today is, “What Do You Need?” HE IS YOUR ANSWER.
God, bless you richly as you embark on today’s leg of your life’s journey!