What Authority Rules your Life, is it The Word of God?

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. Psalm 119:89-91 NKJV.submit-to-gods-word

This text declares the all-encompassing, absolutely authoritative Word of God as unchangingly secured in heaven, let us take note of:

  • God’s rule by His Word is changeless and eternal.

In the cycle of life, times and seasons change, though social customs, human opinions, and philosophical viewpoints wax and wane they have no effect on the constancy or authority of God’s Word.

  • Verses 90, 91 show us that God is faithful in applying the power, promise, and blessing of His Word, and also its requirements of justice and judgment. Just as He spoke and the Earth was created and is sustained, so He has spoken regarding His laws for living.

Contrary to today’s relativism, which scream’s a view that ethical truths and moral behavior depend on the individuals and groups holding them. The relativism of human thought does not affect His authority or standards.

  • Creation continues to respond by abiding in his Word (responding as His servant verse 90), man is far too often a study in contrast to this submission to the Creator’s authority. Although, not so for those who have been in rebellion in the past, and forsaken that lifestyle and coming to Christ, these folks receive a practical reinstatement of God’s Word as the governing principle for all of their life.

In John 8:47, Jesus declares “He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.”  Paul also states that to respond otherwise is to compromise the level of life to which we have been called. Paul points this out in 1 Cor. 2:13-16 as “spiritual” people we are to refuse the “natural” inclinations of fallen men.

 As we hear and yield to the authority of God’s Word, we are living proof that we are no longer dominated by the world’s spirit of error. In 1 John 4:6 the Word of God tells us, We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit error.

There is a fundamental difference, a distinction between the people of the world and the people of God in their respective attitudes toward who Jesus Christ is. Only by the illumination of the Holy Spirit, who is greater than Satan (the spirit of error), will true believers overcome deceiving teachers and false doctrines of man.

Tomorrow: Your Soul’s Nourishment and God’s Word.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 15:49:41

    This Psalm is amazing.

    There is a great amount of emphasis places on the authority of God’s Word.

    There is also a large focus on God’s law. As you know, the Psalm is split up into 22 sections (each representing a letter of the Hebrew Alphabet), with 8 verses in each section.

    The first verse of Psalm 119 mentions the “law of the Lord.” The following sections of Psalms list: commandments, statutes, precepts, statutes, law, law, statutes, commandments, statutes, commandments, precepts, precepts, law, commandments, statutes, commandments, precepts, law, law, and precepts.

    The final Psalm mentions all three: commandments, precepts, and law.

    Thus, the great focus on God’s great laws.

    I think these laws are not only spiritual, but they effect every other type of law we know.

    Another outstanding post, Manny.

    Thanks!

    Reply

    • Chris
      Aug 31, 2013 @ 15:57:46

      “effect” should be “affect”

      Reply

    • Mannyr
      Sep 01, 2013 @ 14:32:44

      Amen! The Word of God has tremendous authority. God’s laws are immutable and eternal. Gravity does is not suspended when an airplane travels through the sky at 500 miles an hour; just because i cannot see gravity unless i take a pencil and drop it from the roof, does not mean it is no longer there.

      Reply

  2. Delight in Truth
    Sep 02, 2013 @ 08:21:45

    We are in the world but not of this world. That is the main reason the world does not understand us and are rejecting us, along with the fact that we understand that Jesus Christ is God.

    Reply

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