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The Sum of Thy Word

June 11, 2018

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The Sum of Thy Word

Psalm 119:160

The sum  of Thy word  is truth,   
And every one  of Thy righteous ordinances  is everlasting.

Some people like  to pick and choose  what they want to believe  in the Bible.     Consequently,  they choose to believe  only the things that comfort them  and make them feel good  about themselves.     They gladly latch onto  the promises of heaven,  but see no need  to repent  or stop  their sinful lifestyle.     They feel it is wrong  for anyone  to steal from them,  but claim it is okay  to not pay someone else  a fair amount  for work done.     Such examples could go on and on.

What God says to us  is said in love.     The Bible  is our heavenly Father speaking to us  and teaching us  His ways.     He wants us  to grow up  in truth  and not be swayed  by our sins  or the opinions  of unbelievers.     If we only hold  to little bits  of the Bible,  we will not be living  in the truth.     The psalmist said,  “The sum  of Thy word  is truth”.     We need  to add together  all the verses  on the subjects  we are studying  to learn the whole  of what God is saying  to us.

The psalmist said,  every one  of Thy righteous ordinances  is everlasting.”     It is not just some  of God’s word  that is righteous  and good for us.     Every single word  points to and describes  God’s everlasting righteousness.     That righteousness  is something God wants  to see  in all of us — His children.      Because God always has been  and always will be  righteous, His words and commands  will never change.

What God says  is not meant  to enslave us  to impossible ways.     God’s ways  are good and holy,  bringing us true joy,  peace,  and happiness.     Because God’s ways  are “everlasting”,  these are the ways  we will naturally be  when we get  to heaven.     In heaven  it won’t be a struggle  to be good and holy.     Holiness will be  a pure joy.

But,  here on earth,  we do need  to struggle  to live as a true child of God  ought to live.     Since God will never change His definitions  of righteousness,  holiness,  truth,  love,  salvation,  joy,  mercy,  forgiveness,  judgment,  etc., we need to take a good, long look  at God’s word  to us.     There we will get a tiny glimpse  of the absolute wonders  awaiting us  in heaven — the everlasting wonders.

As we see how beautiful and wondrous  God’s love  and faithfulness  have been towards us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  the truths of Your love  far surpass  all knowledge.     You have done  far more  than any human can describe  to bring us  to salvation  in Jesus Christ.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

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This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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