God’s Word is Righteous

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Trustworthy

The more we live in the Word of God, the stronger our faith will become. The message in this passage is that you can depend on the Word of God to be trustworthy.

  1. The Word of God is trustworthy no matter what people do (vv. 137-139). “Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful” (v. 138). Though the intellectual giants may attack it and ridicule it, the Word of God stands and will be here long after these people are dead and their writings have been forgotten. God never alters with time; we can meditate upon His righteous nature because that nature never changes.
  2. The Word of God is trustworthy no matter what people say (vv. 140-141). “Thy Word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it” (v. 140). God’s Word has proven itself to be tried, refined and purified like gold in the furnace , and also absolutely perfect, inerrant, and infallible. The world may look upon God’s people as “small and despised,” (v. 141) but when you stand on God’s promises, you are a giant.
  3. The Word of God is trustworthy no matter how you feel (vv. 142-143). Our feelings change but God’s Word never changes. God’s Word is not only true, but it is truth (v. 142).
  4. The Word of God is trustworthy no matter how long you live (v. 144). It is not the length of life but the depth of life that counts, and depth comes from laying hold of God’s Word and obeying it. The psalmist prayer is that God will give him full understanding of His commandments. “...give me understanding, and I shall live” (v. 144).

Application

Lord help me to not think I’m going to live forever, and no matter how long I live the most important thing for me is to realize you are trustworthy and to make my life count for You. Life is not about me but about Him.

Psalms 119:137-144 (English Standard Version)


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