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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Bible Passage:Psalm 119:38,160

Establish Thy Word unto Thy servant, As that which produces reverence for Thee. . . . Thy Word is true from the beginning: and every one of Thy righteous judgments endureth forever.

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Is it true that God Himself speaks with us in the Holy Scriptures? One who doubts this must think in his heart that God is a liar: one who says a thing and does not perform it. But such a person ought to know that when God opens His mouth it is as much as three worlds. God with one word made the world (Gen. 1). The Psalmist says: "When He speaks, it is done; when He commands it stands fast." We must make a great difference between God's Word and the word of man. A man's word is but a little sound, which flies into the air and soon vanishes; but the Word of God is greater than heaven and earth, yea, it is greater than death and hell, for it is the power of God, and remains everlastingly; therefore we ought diligently to learn God's Word, and we must certainly know and believe that God Himself speaks with us. David knew this, and believed, for he said: "God has spoken in His holiness, I will rejoice." We should also be glad thereof, but such joy and gladness many times is in the season of affliction. This David experienced when he endured manifold temptations and trials, which made him say: "I know, 0 Lord, that Thy judgments are right, and that Thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me." We should always rejoice in the Lord, yet with fear and reverence toward Him.

Father of mercies, in Thy Word
What endless glory shines!
Forever be Thy name adored
For these celestial lines.

aka Pastor Robin Fish
It isn't whether we win or lose, it is "Do we stand faithfully?"

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