God’s Word, His Rules and Commandments

God is good. Like a good parent, he knows what is best for us and he teaches it to us. He does this through his Word, the Bible. It is in the Holy Scripture that we learn what is holy, righteous, and healthy.

From what I have been reading on social media, it seems that many people feel that God’s laws are subjective. I disagree. The Bible makes it clear that God has set rules and commandments. I will be writing more on this subject in the upcoming days. But for today, I want to leave you with a few verses from Psalm 119. Take the opportunity to read this Psalm over the next few days. I hope that you will be impressed with the importance of holding fast to the absolute truth of God’s laws.

“My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word! Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me your law! I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me. I cling to your testimonies, O LORD; let me not be put to shame! I will run in the way of your commandments when you enlarge my heart!” (Psalm 119:28–32, ESV)

“Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end. Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart. Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it. Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain! Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.” (Psalm 119:33–37, ESV)

“Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day. Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts. I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep your word. I do not turn aside from your rules, for you have taught me. How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules.” (Psalm 119:97–106, ESV)

Dear reader, I pray for you today, that God blesses you as you follow Him and hold fast to His commandments.

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