Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with the whole heart! They also do no iniquity; they walk in His ways. You have commanded us to keep Your precepts diligently. Oh, that my ways were directed to keep Your statutes! Then I would not be ashamed when I look into all Your commandments. I will praise You with uprightness of heart when I learn Your righteous judgments. I will keep Your statutes; oh, do not forsake me utterly! (Psalm 119:1-8)
Blessed In The Word
Words are the vehicles that move thoughts from the mind of God to the heart of a man. Without the word, humanity would be in darkness to the character, nature, and disposition of its Creator. The natural world testifies to the majesty of a grand designer but it cannot tell what the will of the Father will be for the good of men. Only when words are given from the mouth of God does man realize what he is and how much the Father loves and cares for him. He learns this from the law of the Lord, His commandments, the statues of righteousness, and the judgments of God. Knowledge comes from listening to the word of the Lord. All the problems of humanity come from a lack of respect for the word of God. Every word given by the Lord is for the good and perfect well-being of a man’s heart.
Walking in the way of the Lord brings peace and security. The word of God is the knowledge the Creator gives to His creation so that he can understand why he is made in the image of the Divine. When man was created, he was formed of the dust of the ground infused with an eternal presence that will never cease. This moral character must be guided by the principles of its Creator and the only way a man will find happiness is to live in such a way as he was designed. Following the instructions of the Lord gives man integrity. Obeying the will of the Lord will keep him from harm and destruction. This is how God has created all men.
Evil is the nature of rebellion to the word of God. As Lawgiver, the Lord determines what is right and what is wrong. He has that inherent right as Creator to design man for a specific purpose and when His creation refuses to follow the divine pattern, consequences will come. The rebellion of men is like the clay crying out to the potter who formed it. God has all power and authority established through His word to direct the steps of man. Everyone has been charged to keep the commandments of God carefully so they will find happiness in life. Joyful people are those who obey the will of the Lord by keeping His word.
Life is about comparing the heart with the word of God. Measuring personal happiness by the frailties of life will only bring heartache and disappointment. Man was created as a dependent creature needing the guidance of God to determine his steps. Outside these boundaries is where failure awaits because it is not the will of the Father. Learning the righteous character of God’s word is where fulfillment is found. The word is life and life is in the word. Without the word in the heart, there will be no hope, no promise, and no joy. The greatest message of the word of God is that He will never give up on man. God will not forsake those who seek Him. Following the word of God will put a man in a place of security for the grace of God to guide his feet to the eternal throne of redemption. Those who dwell in the word will be blessed – now and in the world to come. Get into the word. You will find yourself and you will find God.