Daily Devotional: Psalms 119:89-96
89 Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. 90 Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures. 91 Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you. 92 If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. 93 I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life. 94 Save me, for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts. 95 The wicked are waiting to destroy me, but I will ponder your statutes. 96 To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless.
God’s word is eternal and cannot be changed. When God said “let there be light”, there was light and that light is still with us today. When God spoke the sun, moon and stars into existence, he said the sun would rule the day and the moon and stars would shine at night. It is still that way today and it will be tomorrow and the day after that. While there are changes within the universe, God is still in control and all things move according to his word.
This applies to his written word also. We don’t have to get up and wonder what God will want us to do or become today and how that may have changed since yesterday. We live in a changing world where the laws of the land are constantly changing and shifting. Laws that once were vigorously defended and enforced are now considered obsolete and ignored. God’s word stands firm.
But God’s word is not just some arbitrary law that was given to control us or make our lives miserable. God’s word is based on his nature. Anything that is right is right because it reflects the nature of God. Sin is a violation of his nature. His law is a revelation of his nature and shows us how to become like him and thus find the greatest happiness, meaning and fulfillment in our lives.
As we grow in respect for God, we will also grow in respect for his word. Thus our reason for being here is explained by the wise man of old; “to fear God and keep his commandments is the whole of man.” So each day as we read and study his word, we must pray for wisdom to put it into practice and allow it to mold us to become more like our heavenly Father.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for revealing yourself to us. Thank you for sending Jesus, the exact representation of your nature, to show us what we are to become. Thank you for the love that prompted your mercy and your grace to give me forgiveness and make me your child. Fill me with your Spirit so I will know you better and become more like you. Help me to know your love better so it will be shown to all who come in contact with me. Use me to bring glory to you and to your name. Forgive me when I fail. I pray in the name of Jesus.