Tuesday, October 09, 2012

God's Holy Word

 45And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
 46I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.
 47And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
 48My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes. 
(Psalm 119:45-48, King James Version)

God's Holy Word

The true heart of the writer of Psalm 119 is exposed in these verses: And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts. I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.

Christ, when speaking to His disciples described the kingdom of heaven in the following way:
 44Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
 45Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
 46Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. (Matthew 13:44-46, King James Version)
The writer of Psalm 119 seems to express that same sense of precious love and delight for the commandments of the Lord. Why is that? The Psalmist found the truth that rises above all other truths. In God's Holy Word do we find the Pearl of Great Price. In God's Holy Word do we find Christ, the only One who can take away the sins of the world, revealed. He is the Pearl of Great Price!

It does not take a very long time in this world to be come wearied with the great sin and wickedness of man. It seems that no matter what way one turns, one sees nothing but deceit and deception. Is there no hope for man? Only in Christ! There is no other hope for mankind.

Will new discoveries bring a message of hope? Will great riches bring a message of hope? Will great knowledge bring a message of hope? No! All of these utterly fail, for man is steeped in sin and wickedness and cannot stand uprightly before a Holy God. In then end, all of these things will pass away.

Shall we then spend our lives seeking after vain pursuits which can bring no eternal hope or joy, but will all be cast off at the end of the age as useless, filthy rags? No! Let us, rather, lift up our hands unto the commandments of God; let us meditate upon His statutes. For only in His Word do we find the true and only secret to eternal life, joy, peace, and happiness. Only then can we walk in liberty before kings.

Let us bow before God our Father, our only true Lord and King!

God Bless You,
Linda




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