Today's Devotion (Monday)

No Revision, Please!

PSALM 119:89-96

Key Verse:

"I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad" (Psalm 119:96).

Man’s imperfection has reflected several times over in all the enterprise he has undertaken over the centuries. He would to jettison his writings and inventions for subsequent updated versions he calls the final solution. Yet, the updated version is discovered to have some dotted lines to be filled. It is an endless cycle of revisions, amendments, rejections and replacements. This is not so with the Holy Bible, authored by God. He use several instruments ranging from lawgivers, prophets, military leaders and judges, kings, priests, fishermen, apostles and even women who all wrote in different ages spanning several centuries while exploring numerous themes that nevertheless led to one objective: the plan of God to save fallen man through Jesus Christ His Son. The psalmist insists that only a perfect God could have welded such disparate writings into a work that stands out and would not admit errors requiring revisions. He declares in verse 89 of the text that God’s word which we call the Holy Bible is firmly established in heaven, the perfect abode of the perfect God. Armed with this knowledge, the psalmist declares that he has no fear of the tantrums of the wicked set to destroy him. He says he will rest in the safe promises of the Word to subdue evil people. In other words, he will overcome the limitations of man-made inventions, decrees and threats with the boundless and matchless grace and power of God’s promises to protect those who believe in Him as revealed in His Word. God has not reneged on showing mercy to the penitent sinner who comes to Him for pardon and protection. He makes this explicitly clear in John 6:37. He will not reject those who come to Him and trusts His Word which "shall not pass away" without fulfilment.

Thought for the day: Count on God’s eternal Word for eternal life!

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