Devotional, July 21

Thus says the Word of God:

“I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.”
(Psalms 119:30, KJV)

Each verse of Psalm 119, that jewel full of praise to the Word of God, is a complete sermon waiting to be discovered, full of incredible spiritual riches. And the text that is today under our study is no exception.

The Psalmist reminds us how important is to set the truth as our lifestyle and badge of fidelity to God. This is truth in the biblical sense: truth as faithfulness, as a lifetime commitment. It might seem unimportant; but we only need to remember that our Lord Jesus Christ is the Truth Himself (John 14:6); that truth is identified with the very Word of God (John 17:17), and this truth makes us holy (John 17:17) and free (John 8:32). Truth is not only an intellectual notion of “adequacy between reality and the intellect”, but a lifetime commitment that sets the full course for our life, leading us to honor God in our being and in our actions.

Besides, the Psalmist also reminds us that the only way to live embodying the Truth is by using the “judgments” of God, that is, His will as is revealed in His Word, as a guide put before us as our north and compass. Only with the Bible, the Word of God, we will be able to live the Truth as a way of life.

May God help us to obey His judgments, his Will, now and in every moment of our lives, so that we might be steadfast signposts to a world that lost his way.

Almighty Father, our God, in whose old judgments we find comfort and hope: allow our lives to reflect the Truth made Flesh, your Son Jesus Christ, so that with the help of your Holy Spirit we might be able to show Your way to those who wander in the darkness of sin. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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