Psalm 119 #12

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89 ​​Forever, O LORD,

​​Your word is settled in heaven.

90 ​​Your faithfulness endures to all generations;

​​You established the earth, and it abides.

91 ​​They continue this day according to Your ordinances,

​​For all are Your servants.

92 ​​Unless Your law had been my delight,

​​I would then have perished in my affliction.

93 ​​I will never forget Your precepts,

​​For by them You have given me life.

94 ​​I am Yours, save me;

​​For I have sought Your precepts.

95 ​​The wicked wait for me to destroy me,

​​But I will consider Your testimonies.

96 ​​I have seen the consummation of all perfection,

​​But Your commandment is exceedingly broad.


God’s word is the only stable, constant foundation we have in this world of disarray.  The key point in this passage is that His word is established forever.

Forever, O LORD, ​​Your word is settled in heaven. (v.89)

Meditate on that for a moment.  His word is a timeless treasure that is alive (Hebrews 4:12) that gives us wisdom and life.  It is not a dead book that is not relatable to our present world.  It is a precious resource that we can turn to for guidance in any situation and strength in times of trouble.  I repeat: it is the only stable, constant foundation we have in this world of disarray.

Look at the foundation that His word gives us:

His word will never cease –

Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. Jesus in Luke 21:33

His words are not empty, but purposeful –

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11

To show how much the Lord honors His word, look at this passage: For You have magnified Your word above all Your name. Psalm 138:2

Think on that passage for a moment…. Think of how powerful the name of the Lord is and then realize that the Lord honors His word even above His name!

Question to ask ourselves: do we see the power of the word of God in our lives? Are we allowing the word of the Lord to be our strength, our shield, our light, our comfort in this dark world?

It is truly a resource we cannot afford to ignore.