Sunday, January 17, 2021
“Forever O Lord, Your Word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness endures to all generations, You established the earth, and it abides. They continue this day according to Your ordinances, for all are Your servants.” Psalm 119:89-91 This speaks of the authority of God’s Word over our lives.
This text asserts the all-encompassing, absolutely authoritative Word of God, as unchangingly secured in heaven, says to us that the timelessness of God’s rule by His word. Though times and seasons change, though social customs, human opinions, and philosophical viewpoints vary, they have no effect on the constancy or authority of God’s Word. It is what it says it is.
God is faithful in applying the power, promise, and blessing of His Word, along with its requirements of justice and judgment. Just as He spoke and the earth was created and is sustained, so He has spoken regarding His laws for living. The relativism of human thought does not affect His authority or standards.
While creation abides by His Word, man is often a study in contrast to this submission to the Creator’s authority. However, whatever our past rebellion, upon coming to Christ, a practical reinstatement of God’s Word as the governing principle for all our life is to take place. Not only does Jesus conclusively declare this, but Paul notes that to respond otherwise is to compromise the level of life to which we have been called.
As “spiritual” people we are to refuse the “natural” inclinations of fallen men. As we hear and yield to the authority of God’s Word, we verify that we are no longer dominated by the “world’s spirit of error.”
You are Loved, Pastor Don