If we want to be blest by God we must live lives that are blameless and walk according to His laws. Those of us who keep His statutes, as well as those who seek God with all their heart, will also be blest. The first two verses of Psalm 119 are very clear about whom God will bless.
The question then becomes: Where do we find God’s laws and statutes? And how do we know if we are truly seeking God with all of our heart? If we can know His laws and statutes, that is a beginning. But the questions that follow are, “Will they ever change? Is God one way today and another way tomorrow? Where’s our assurance? What do we need to know and do to please Him?”
With all of the power God has at His disposal, He can change anything and everything any time He chooses to. It’s His universe. He created it. It serves His purpose.
But near the middle of Psalm 119, the author gives us all the assurance we need: “God’s Word is established in heaven and His faithfulness can be seen in the way He treats every generation.” To further explain God’s dependability, the author encourages us to consider the “earth.” God created it and established the laws that govern it. Furthermore, the laws that God put into place have been constant since creation. Everything we know anything about depends on this fact. The seasons and stars, the oceans and tides validate this law consistently.
In verse 96 we find an amazing statement: When we look at the laws that men write, there is a limit to their longevity. God’s laws, however, are “boundless!”
Prayer: We thank You, Lord, that we can depend on Your Word. And if we accept it and live it we will be blest! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 119:96 To all perfection I see a limit, but your commands are boundless.