Psalm 111:7-8 God’s Commands Never Change

The works of His hands are truth and justice; all His precepts are sure. They stand fast forever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness. Psalm 111:7-8

In every nation and community around the world there are thousands of different commands or laws that are made to guide the people. Many of those laws change from time to time, or there are other laws put into place to change the original laws. Over time some laws can be seen to have been prejudicial to one group or another. The world does not have a solid standard for their laws put in place.

The psalmist points out that all the works of God are true and full of justice and that God’s precepts or commands are solid, standing forever.

Currently in America, and many other parts of the world, there are laws that have been in place for a hundred years that are being tossed out. Laws supporting feelings are now being put in place, governing what a person can say about another person or how to address another person. How a person feels will often dictate who or what a person is and others must abide by it according to the law.

The laws of the land have become very fluid, changing with every wind and wave of society, rather than being based on solid truth and righteousness.

Throughout the Bible, God has placed many commands in place. All of those commands have a solid foundation based on truth and righteousness and never change with feelings, time, circumstances, or different people or societies.

Regardless of what society says is right or wrong, believers need to stand upon God’s commands. They cannot be swayed with every wind and wave of culture that changes what is truth to a person’s or society’s own feelings.

No matter where you live in this world, there are many different commands to follow and obey. If you have lived very long at all, you have probably seen some of those commands change over time with the feelings of society. Do not allow yourself to be caught up in the ways of this fallen world that is not based on a solid foundation, but put your trust in the eternal, solid commands of God. Know that God’s commands never change and are built upon eternal truth and righteousness.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the commands of God; that you will see God’s commands are of truth and righteousness; and that you will trust and obey God’s commands.

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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 89:14 Perfect Balance

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and truth go before Your face. Psalm 89:14

Balancing life is very difficult for most people. Things tend to swing all the way one way or the other, and often very quickly. Moods and circumstances change on a regular basis, causing people to change how one acts or reacts to what is occurring. How a person feels in the moment determines how much mercy or truth that will be displayed during a situation. There is rarely a consistent solid balance in how people deal with things.

In talking about God, Ethan the Ezrahite says that righteousness and justice are the base foundation of His throne, and that mercy and truth are always with Him.

Doing the right thing and having justice at the same time is difficult for most people. Then adding in mercy and truth complicates the matters even more so.

God is always seeking for perfect actions, words and thoughts in everyone who follows Him. He will never act or say the wrong thing and will always guide His people on the correct path.

However, at the same time, God demands perfect justice. There is a price to be paid for sinning, doing something wrong, against God. That price is death, and God’s holiness demands it. People will try to hide the truth of their sin behind excuses, but God sees and knows the truth.

Although every person deserves to die because of sin, God’s love and mercy now steps in to remove those sins. Jesus, the perfect example of mercy, died on the cross to pay the death penalty for each and every sin. In mercy, He removes the sin so that people can have eternal life with God. This is where God balances perfect righteousness and justice, mercy and truth in the lives of every person.

You have different areas of your life that you have to work on to balance. Among those areas are righteousness and justice, mercy and truth. These need to be balanced in your own personal life and in your dealing with others. On your own, you will fail, but if you lean on God and seek His ways of how to live your life and how He works with you, God can show you how to bring in the correct balance and be more like Jesus each day.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God’s righteousness, justice, mercy and truth; that God will guide you in how to balance His ways correctly in your life; and that you will treat others and yourself as God treats you.

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Psalm 82:5 Unstable Foundations

They do not know, nor do they understand; they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are unstable. Psalm 82:5

Having a firm foundation is important to have stability. When a house is being built, the builder wants to have it built upon a solid foundation. Sand and soft dirt is removed and replaced with rock to create a firm foundation. Without that foundation, the building is unstable and will shift, crack and sometimes fall down. On the surface it may appear to be solid, but it is what is underneath the building that gives it firmness and stability.

Asaph is talking about the people who do not serve God and says that they do not know or understand as they walk in darkness. He said the foundations of the earth are unstable.

Society has various beliefs that they believe are solid foundations of life. The world believes that mankind is in control and can do what one wants as long as it does not immediately harm another person. Rules are made to allow for people to live in nearly any way imaginable.

Over time, these rules and regulations of society has changed drastically. What was deemed unacceptable yesterday is now acceptable today and that will change again tomorrow.

People are now confused as to what gender they are or should be, causing a breakdown in one of the most firm foundations of the earth. This lifestyle is a shifting foundation that causes society to crack and fall. Some in the church are beginning to walk in that darkness of a false, shifting foundation.

True believers are building their lives upon Jesus and God’s word that are an eternal and firm foundation that does not shift nor change with time or circumstances. God is light, and they have seen the true light of life and no longer walk in darkness.

As you go through life, the world will strive to get you to walk with them in the darkness of sin on a shifting, unstable foundation. You have a choice to make as to what foundation you will build your life upon. The world’s foundation is unstable and will crack and destroy you bringing you judgement that condemns you to death and hell for eternity. God’s foundation is solid and stable that will give you eternal life, purpose and satisfaction that the world cannot provide.

What is your foundation?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will walk in the light of God’s word; that you will build your foundation upon God’s word; and that God will reveal to you the false foundations of this fallen world.

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Psalm 43:3 Led By God’s Light And Truth

Oh, send out Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me; let them bring me to Your holy hill and to your tabernacle. Psalm 43:3

Traveling on a long trip, people need to have some type of guidance or direction to make it to their desired destination. GPS programs are what most people rely upon give them the needed directions to travel. They trust that the programs will speak the truth and show them the fastest and safest route leading them to their destination. Life is a journey that requires something different than a man-made GPS to finish.

The psalmist asks God to send His light and His truth to lead him to His dwelling place.

The world believes that each person can find their own way through life and that this world is all there is. It comes down to how hard a person works and aims for one’s goals as to whether a person makes the destination or not. While that destination may be good in this life, it does not take into consideration life after death.

Everything that God says and does is for the purpose of moving people through this temporary life on this planet into eternal life in heaven. Instead of seeking the ways of the world to get through this life, believers must turn towards God for direction.

God’s word will go forth and light the path that one must walk to be in His dwelling place, both now and forever, and it will always be in perfect truth. Along with the written word, God has given believers His Holy Spirit to lead the way. God’s light and truth should be the focus of every believer to travel through this life and on into eternity with Him every step of the way.

Just as you most likely allow a GPS program to guide you once in a while, you must also allow God’s light and truth to guide you every moment of every day. Dig into His word and study it to know what God requires of you and how to live. Be led by the Holy Spirit to guide you in your steps. He will reveal His truth to you when you are willing to receive it and apply it to your life. As you walk the path He has for you, you will become His dwelling place, a holy temple.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will see God’s light on the pathway of your life; that you will know God’s truth for your life; that you will be led by God in every area of your life; and that you will dwell in God’s holy place.

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