Forever, O Lord,
Your Word is settled in heaven.
Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations;
You established the earth, and it stands.
Psalms 119:89-90 NASB
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Nothing is more permanent than the Word of God. The Word of God is constant and unchanging. 1 Peter 1:25a HCSB tells us “But the Word of the Lord endures forever.” God’s Word is firmly settled in Heaven forever! It is not an opinion. 2 Timothy 3:16a ESV says “All Scripture is breathed out by God”—our God who reigns from Heaven above.
Psalm 89:2b makes the faithfulness of God’s Word very clear.
You establish Your faithfulness in the heavens (HCSB)
Your faithfulness is as enduring as the Heavens (NLT)
God’s Word is settled in Heaven and His faithfulness is as enduring as the Heavens. That constant stability reassures me.
God’s Word doesn’t vary by culture. It is applied the same way to all societies. The settled Word of God was, and still is today, a demonstration of His faithfulness that extends across ALL generations. Not some, not a few, not most – ALL generations. puts it like this: ”
Therefore know [without any doubt] and understand
that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God,
Who is keeping His covenant and His [steadfast] lovingkindness
to a thousand generations.
Deuteronomy 7:9 AMP
The truth of God is absolute. Isn’t that the most reassuring thing you have heard? It is unchanging in nature, applies equally to all, and cannot be challenged. I love this quote from Chuck Smith:
“If you find yourself arguing with the Word, you’re wrong.”
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Look at the world today…everything is being challenged. Nothing is constant. We live in an unstable world. But these two verses point our minds heavenward so that we use Heaven as our Anchor to hold us steady. Matthew Henry paraphrased Isaiah 40:6 like this: “All flesh is grass but the Word of the Lord endures forever.” Forever—that is our Anchor. And that, my friends, is what I call reassurance.
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Father, thank You so much for the reassurance Your faithfulness and unchanging nature give us. Thank You for the hope we find in knowing Your Word is settled in Heaven and continues through all generations. Thank You for providing us with a steady anchor in the midst of the storms of this world. In Your Holy name we pray -Amen, it is so!