Psalm 119:89-91 New Living Translation
“Your eternal word, O Lord, stands firm in heaven. Your faithfulness extends to every generation, as enduring as the earth you created. Your regulations remain true to this day, for everything serves your plans.”
This world lives in the now. It believes what it can see, taste, touch and hear, nothing else. By virtue of these beliefs it negates the very existence of God in their minds. That is their choice. God is very gracious. He’s not a dictator who demands that his creation love and serve him. He created us all with our own decision-making capabilities called a ‘free will’. That in and of itself is a wonderful gift to have. Not all countries in our world allow that. Heavy-handed rulers demand what they do not get voluntarily. That’s no way to live and not what God intended.
Here in the 119th Psalm we see that God’s word, like God himself, is eternal. He is faithful to perform that which he has promised without fail. The catch that we choke on at times is the timing of his answers. As believers in the Almighty, we must reconcile ourselves to the fact that his will is always just and fair and always on time. He knows exactly what he’s doing at all times no matter what circumstances look like around us. Some would ask, “why does God allow so much violence, death and destruction? I thought he was a God of love?” He is but he doesn’t force his will on anyone. Man brings on the violence, death and destruction, not God. God allows it because man has an unyielding spirit and does what he does in defiance of God or in some cases, sadly, in the name of God.
God knows what he’s doing and has a plan that is playing out at this very moment. Everything in existence was created by him and serves HIS plans, not mans. Lay down your will and submit to the only one who can bring you eternal peace, contentment and fulfillment. This world shall some day pass away, but God and his word shall never pass away. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Reformation Study Bible; Reformation Trust Publishing.