Monday, March 28, 2016

"Every Word"

  "Every Word"   
     "God hath spoken in His holiness.  I will rejoice" (Psalm 60:6).

    Our Lord's words proceed from His unchanging and inviolable character and nature.  What He says originates with who He is, resulting in the perfect truth of every utterance and the complete impossibility of any form of falsehood.

    "Thy Word is truth… every word of God is pure" (John 17:17; Psalm 30:5).
    "God… cannot lie" (Titus 1:2).

    Unlike any other document, we open the Scriptures with complete confidence in their veracity, based on our complete confidence in their Author.  In this regard, I will always be grateful for a book by a Christian author given to me just after my conversion.  The writer suggested, "Trust the Bible - every word of it - without reserve, and as the years go by, see the Lord over and over again confirm the perfection of His faithful heart and His faithful Word."  Such assurance rings more true today than it did forty years ago.  Over and over again, I have seen that Scripture alone serves as the repository of Truth so pristinely pure that we rightly rest our hearts in every word, sentence, verse, passage, chapter, book, and Testament.  "Thy Word is very pure.  Therefore, Thy servant loveth it" (Psalm 119:140).

    A perfect Heart beckons us by His perfect Word.  There is Somebody we can trust in this life and forevermore.  Moreover, the Lord has spoken by His prophets and apostles, providing through the Bible a tangible means of relating to Him in a lifetime whereby we "walk by faith, not by sight" (II Corinthians 5:7).  Thus, I would join that author from long ago in suggesting to my heart and yours that we "Trust the Bible - every word of it, without reserve."  We trust its glorious Author as we do so, and four decades confirms to my heart that we shall not be disappointed as we heed the counsel of the prophet, "Come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord" (Isaiah 2:5).  The Bible is that lamp, serving to perfectly reveal the living Light of the Lord Jesus Christ to the hearts of all who determine to trust every word

"In Thy light shall we see light."
(Psalm 36:9)
"I have not hid Thy righteousness within my heart.  I have declared Thy faithfulness."
(Psalm 40:10)

Weekly Memory Verse
   But why dost thou judge thy brother?  Or why dost thou set at nought thy brother?  For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.  For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
(Romans 14:10-11)

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