Pastor’s Corner for January 2018

Pastor’s Corner for January 2018

Psalm 119 has a number of verses that help us to conquer with God’s Word. We need to discover all of God’s Word by reading it through at least every year. Verse 12 states; “Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.” We all need our Creator to teach us His Word and then we should teach others. We need to discover or find His statutes, His standards and His promises. Use good quality commentaries, reference books and computer helps along with your daily Bible reading. We trust the Holy Spirit to reveal the truths of the Bible to us. We need to pray verse 18; “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.” We need our eyes and mind open to think through, ponder, study and absorb God’s Word, the Bible. We should take in God’s Word like food. The Psalmist wrote in chapter 34, verse 8; “O taste and see that the LORD is good:...” The Psalmist was so up-beat about the Bible and its teachings that he could see it was good for him. In chapter 119, verse 47 he said; “And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.”

When we read the Bible, it should not be just a duty, as that will defeat the promises of God. We should delight ourselves in God and His ways because that will help us to overcome Satan and evil. In verse 111, the Psalmist said, “...they (the Scriptures) are the rejoicing of my heart.” We should delight, love, and obey God’s Word. Then we can claim the promises such as are found in verse 165. “Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.”

Verse 89 in the same chapter states; “...For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.” In other words, we can depend on God’s promises and the Scriptures. In commenting on this, I Kings 8:56 states, “...there hath not failed one word of all his good promise,...” God’s Word, the Bible is true, trustworthy, cannot fail and is good forever. I Peter 1:22-25 tells us “Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth...Being born again, the word of God,...But the word of the Lord endureth for ever...” God bless you with “Exceeding great and precious promises.” II Peter 1:4.

Pastor Ed
Westside Church of God

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