May 29, 2023 Verse Of The Day

Psalm 100:5 Enduring Truth

For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100:5

Truth is something that is factual and cannot change at any time. Once something is true, it will never become false. People claim to want to know the truth about many different things. However, with mankind’s limited knowledge, knowing the absolute truth is difficult. Over time, various things that were considered truth were found out to be wrong due to newer knowledge and understanding, and new abilities. Knowing truth has become something that is fluid and unattainable, according to the world.

While giving thanks, the psalmist states that God is good, His mercy lasts forever, and His truth will endure forever.

Scientists are always known for questioning everything. It is what helps them discover new things in nearly everything on the planet and in the universe. They realize that people can make mistakes in previous thoughts of what was truth and what was wrong.

Over time, this manner of thinking has infiltrated every area of life. People now question everything and change the meaning of everything. Truth has now become relative to the individual. What is truth to a person is true, regardless of whether it is true for someone else or not. The truth of the world flip-flops all the time.

God, however, does not change at all. His truth is the truth for all time and all history, for all people everywhere. What was true according to God’s word two thousand years ago, is still true to this day.

Many in the world, and even in the church, have tried to say that God’s word has changed, that the meanings have changed. Sin is no longer sin. It is not God’s word that changed, but mankind’s thinking and understanding. Believers can stand on the truth of God’s word and that it will never change.

Regardless of how old you are, most likely you have seen somethings that were regarded as truth are now considered false due to new understandings. While this may be true in some things, it is not true with God’s word. His word is truth for all time.

God will never lead you astray with something false or wrong. His word will never change, causing you doubt or leading you down the wrong path. Hold on to His truth and do not allow yourself to waiver and follow the world’s false truth.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God’s truth in your own life; that you will trust God’s word as true; and that you will know God is good and full of mercy.

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Psalm 99:2 The Lord Is Above All

The Lord is great in Zion, and He is high above all the peoples. Psalm 99:2

Throughout history there have been men and women who have been great in various different ways. They have done things that have helped nations and people around the world do things better or safer. Out of the many who have done great things, there are only a few who have actually did something that greatly affected everyone. And of all the things done, none of them have been able to overcome death that comes to each and every person at some point without failing.

The psalmist tells the people that God is great in Zion and high above all people.

Various people have felt that they were the highest, greatest or most powerful person on the earth. Some have conquered many nations and peoples, growing very strong and powerful. All of these were able to do this for a short time in history. One thing common with all of them is that each and every one of them have died.

As the world honors these men and women for their great accomplishments, the world will also reject the One who is high above all. The world is quick to reject Jesus who, not only created everything, but has also conquered the greatest problem for mankind–death.

Through infinite wisdom and power, God orchestrated everything to work in His ways to bring about the ability to have salvation for every person. No person has ever been able to do what the Lord Jesus Christ has been able to do.

Being able to bring about salvation and overcome death places Jesus so high above all people that no one can come close to comparing to Him or His abilities. For this, God is to be served, worshipped and honored by all above all others.

You may know some people who have done some great things, or you may have also done something great yourself. When you think about what has been done by someone, nothing is as great as what God has done through Jesus Christ for you. Beginning with the creation of this world and ending with providing forgiveness and eternal life for you, places the Lord above high above you and all the people of the earth. Give Him all your praise and honor for what He has done for you.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God has done for you; that you will recognize who great God is; and that you will know how much higher God is above all people.

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