The Stability of God’s Word
There is no consistency in the world. The family unit is decaying, marriage has become archaic, discipline is a joke, and respect for human life is lost. Man’s opinion has become the benchmark for life and practice. The problem is opinions are subject to change and the standards of life go with it. With so many opinions leading to so much instability where can we turn to find answers, stability and assurance?
There is only one place, only One who gives the Words of Hope and Life and only One who is reliable, and never changes. This One is God, He never changes so we can be sure His Word is reliable (Heb.6:17-18). His Word is all we have and need to lead us and to teach us. The Scripture is God’s truth and His blueprint for life and godliness. His Word is all that is needed for anyone to make sense of a world that is crooked and perverse, rebellious (2 Tim. 3:16-17). The Word of God is so imperative in the life of a God fearer that the longest chapter in the Bible is dedicated to His Word.
It’s important to note that Psalm 119 is the longest Psalm, consisting of a whopping 176 verses. Throughout this Psalm there are eight synonyms used for God’s Word, (Law, Commandment, Statute, Word, Testimony, Precepts, Judgment, Ordinance). The Psalmist knows there is only One he can rely on and His Word is all He needs regardless of what is going on in his life and who might be against him. This Psalm, so rich in the Word in the life, is vital to the psalmist. It is equally important in the life of the believer today.
I have found that God’s Word must be read, trusted and treasured. The more I seek His Word and His Law the more I can look at this crazy, cruel world and make sense of it. The more I can move forward even though people are against me. It isn’t easy but when it comes to knowing how to live and what is important in life this psalm put it all into perspective.