Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Righteous and Faithful

 137Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.
 138Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.
 139My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
 140Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it. 
(Psalm 119:137-140, King James Version)

Righteous and Faithful

What do we love? What gives us joy and happiness? What do we do with our free time? All of these questions are related, are they not? For, when we actually do have free time, we do the things we love to do--the things that bring us joy and happiness.

The Psalmist said, Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it. The Psalmist loved what was righteous and upright so much so, that his zeal all but consumed him. When he looked for righteousness and purity, where did he look? He looked to the Lord.

Is life so very different for us, more than 2000 years later? When we take the time to think of what gives us the most joy, do we not turn to the Lord? Where else can we go? Do you remember Peter's words, in John 6?
 67Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
 68Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
 69And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. (John 6:67-69, King James Version)
The writer of Psalm 119 was expressing a very similar attitude. When he looked for righteousness, he turned to the Lord, for only in God did he see justice, goodness, and truth. Only in the Word of God did he see righteousness and faithfulness.

Today, in the 21st century, the truth still remains: only in Christ will we find the Words of eternal life. Only in Christ will we find true justice, holiness, goodness, and truth. Today we join with the Psalmist in proclaiming, Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

Even today we join with Peter in saying, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe are are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.

Yes, this is the same God we serve today, and this is Christ who is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Amen. Even so come quickly, Lord Jesus!

God Bless You,
Linda



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