Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Comfort of God's Word

When I think of your rules from of old, I take comfort, O Lord.  ~Psalm 119:52

The Bible is food for my soul... care to join me?
The psalm writer has learned an extremely valuable lesson; God does not change. It is because God’s Word is unchanging, that we can read it and find solace and comfort when trouble and confusion close in. We can read of Noah, Abraham, Joseph, or Job and see God's hand not only in their lives but in ours as well. We can gain an understanding of our situation through the dealings of God in the lives of others, and we can be sure that He will provide for us as He has for countless others. How do I know that for sure, you ask?

So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality,  ~Acts 10:34

The Apostle Peter learned the promises of God came not only to the Jew, but to the Gentile as well. God does not save one based upon nationality, rank, financial status, or intelligence level. The promises of God are for those who fear and obey Him. Salvation from death and eternal life are for those who have repented and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior. God is still dealing with people the same way. I think of the harlot Rahab who was saved from destruction because she feared and trusted God…

By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had given a friendly welcome to the spies.  ~Hebrews 11:31

There is indeed a great deal of comfort to be found in the Holy Scriptures, but if we are to find security and understanding in the judgments of God, we must read the Bible! God calls all of us to hear what He has to say concerning this life and the next. God's Word is not for a select few individuals leaving the rest of us waiting for crumbs. We are all invited; the Word of God is food for our souls…

Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts.  ~Jeremiah 15:16

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