Daily Devotional: Psalms 105:8-15
8 He remembers his covenant forever, the word he commanded, for a thousand generations, 9 the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac. 10 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant: 11 "To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit." 12 When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it, 13 they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another. 14 He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings: 15 "Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm."
17 Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. 18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, 20 where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf.
God cannot lie because he is God. Satan is a liar from the beginning because he is the Father of all lies. One of the first lies he told on earth was when he told Eve that God was not telling the truth and eating the forbidden fruit would not cause them to die. We are made in the image of God, not the other way around.
God is love. By his very nature he wants only what is best for us. Every part of his will for mankind is based on this principle. We may not understand why it is best or how it will work, but his word is truth. John said of Jesus that he is both the word and the truth of God. As his creation we must trust him.
What a joy to serve the God above all things, knowing the he alone is always right because he is all knowing and all wise. Never once has God made a mistake. Yet, we too often judge God by our failures and our weaknesses instead of assigning him the divine traits he deserves. Whatever God says is forever true. He is God!
Heavenly Father, true and just, I am thankful that I can always depend on you and on your word. Increase my faith to trust you, even when I don’t understand why or how it will work. Open my eyes to see your working in my life each day. I know you have work for me to do in your kingdom, so help me see each opportunity you give and take advantage of it. Keep me from making excuses (showing my lack of genuine trust) when I know what needs to be done. Keep me from being proud but also help me recognize and use the abilities you have given me. I need your wisdom every day. I pray in the name of Jesus my Savior and my Lord.