Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Forever, O LORD!

 89For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
 90Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.
 91They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.
 92Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction. 
(Psalm 119:89-92, King James Version)

Forever, O LORD!

Are there any more beautiful words that have ever been spoken? "Forever, O LORD!" When things of this life seem to look most bleak, we open God's Word to such beautiful words as this. The verse continues, "Thy word is settled in heaven." 

Who is this God we serve? He is perfect in love and power and holiness. He is all goodness, truth, joy, and blessing. In Him is no darkness, neither shadow of turning. This, dear child of God, is the God we serve, and His rule is forever! His eternal Word is settled in heaven; everything He has decreed will come to pass, and when time ceases, all will be accomplished that He has promised.

Realizing this, the Psalmist praised God whose faithfulness is unto all generations. God was faithful to the writer of this Psalm, He has been faithful to His children in all the ages past, He is faithful to His children of this generation, and He will continue to be faithful to all future generations of those who love and worship Him.

Today is election day in the United States, and what a tumultuous time it is. Will the results of this election change the course of God's appointed history for our country or for the world? No! It is important that we, as believers, take heart in God's Word. It is God we serve, and it is He who saves us and keeps us.

Yes, we have been blessed with a country that has allowed us great religious freedoms, but we must remember that if those freedoms are removed, our God will never change. We will find His grace and peace to be our sustaining strength no matter what the tides of our culture bring to us. It is not our country that saves us, it is God, alone, who is our strength and stay.

Let us join the Psalmist in praising God this day, and let us remember with the Psalmist, "Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction."

If you are a citizen of the United States, I pray that you will use your freedom to vote, and that you will vote for the candidate who is most likely to uphold the religious freedoms we so richly enjoy. But, remember, the result of this election is in God's hands. Our allegiance is to Him, above all.

God Bless You,

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