Psalms 119:11 NKJV – Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.
The Word of God is Settled
Psalms 119:89 NKJV – Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.
Settled means to stand, stationed, appointed and established
When you build a house, it goes through a settling process. Over time, the weight of the home begins to find its place in the foundation.
Matthew 24:35 – Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
Isaiah 40:8 NKJV – The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.
If God says it, that settles it.
The word of God doesn’t change, although times, seasons and viewpoints change. The word of God does not create a shift. It is a steady and settled foundation for us to build our lives on.
Pay attention to your emotions whether they are leading you – our feelings change. The word of God is settled.
The Word of God is Light
Psalm 119:105 NKJV – Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
A lamp is a soft light reserved for limited view.
God’s word gives sufficient light for every step that we take.
Light is an illumination meaning it gives understanding or makes a clear way. God’s word brings brightness and clarity to our long- range plans and vision.
The word doesn’t promise that we have both at the same time. God is responsible to bringing you the light and that lamp that you need and when you need it.
Celebrate when you have the lamp or the light, He will be there with you in the shadows.
The Word of God is Pure
Psalm 119:140 NKJV – Your word is very pure; Therefore, Your servant loves it.
Pure means to refine; to try to fuse metal. It’s the picture of a goldsmith in the process of purification.
John 15: 3 NIV – You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.
Psalms 119: 137-144 NKJV – Righteous are You, O Lord, and upright are Your judgements. Your testimonies, which You have commanded, Are righteous and very faithful. My zeal has consumed me, because my enemies have forgotten Your words. Your word is very pure; Therefore, Your servant loves it. I am small and despised, Yet I do not forget Your precepts. Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And Your law is truth. Trouble and anguish have overtaken me, Yet Your commandments are my delights. The righteousness of Your testimonies is everlasting; Give me understanding, and I shall live.
There is a connection between purity and its ability to bring about righteousness or right standing in our lives.
As believers, we need to fight for our purity. The word has a cleansing affect. When God cleanses you, He will bring a purity to your life through His word.
The Word of God is True
Psalms 119: 160 NKJV – The entirety of your word is truth, and every one of Your righteous judgements endures forever.
True means stable, certain and trustworthy that which builds up something firm.
John 17:17 NKJV – Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.
John 17:17 New English Translation – Your instructions are totally reliable. All your just regulations endure.
John 17:17 NLT – The very essence of Your word is truth. All Your just regulations will stand forever.
The word of God is unalterable truth.
The Word of God is Discerning
Hebrews 4:12 NKJV – For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The word of God is quick, presently alive, powerful, sharp and a discerner.
Hebrews 4:12-13 MSG – God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God’s Word. We can’t get away from it—no matter what.
The word of God is discerning and designed to make us sharper and ability to see clearly. It works in us before it works through us.
Anything that is born is born with an appetite, a desire to eat. When we are born again, we have to have a spiritual appetite for the word of God.