In Psalm 119:153-160 the psalmist proclaims God’s deliverance, salvation and compassion. He has discovered these truths about God through his life’s experiences. His conclusion in verse 160 is profound. “All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.” He concludes that God’s Word, the Bible, is entirely true and the principles God provides within are everlasting and unchanging. He does not have to worry about discrepancy, errors, half-truths, or changing attitudes to adapt to society. Hebrews 13:8 tells us “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” We do not need to worry that God will change His plans, change His mind about loving and forgiving us as He is unchangeable in all His ways. That fact alone is comforting as it gives us something to hold onto when everything else in life seems to be swirling and changing. The psalmist also understood the trans-formative power of God’s Word. Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” God’s Word is alive and working in our lives. His Word penetrates our thoughts and minds helping us to live like 2Corinthians 10:5 “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.“
How about you? Do you know for certain that you can rely upon God and His Word? Is it an absolute in your life? As you meditate today on these verses, allow God to speak to you and clarify, strengthen and reveal to you the truth of His Word. I pray that you will arrive at the same conclusion the psalmist did about God and His Word: “All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.”
Blessings today as you meditate upon the truth of God’s Word.