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Psalm 119 – Part 12

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PSALM 119:89-96
 Hebrew L-Lamed

89 Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.
90
Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have
established the earth, and it stands fast.
91
By your appointment they stand this day, for all things are your servants.
92
If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
93 I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life.
94
I am yours; save me, for I have sought your precepts.
95
The wicked lie in wait to destroy me, but I consider your testimonies.
96
I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commandment
is exceedingly broad.

Psalm 119:89-96, ESV

God’s faithfulness is the primary topic of this stanza, verses 89-96, in our study of Psalm 119 today. Praise God He IS faithful, always, continually faithful. His faithfulness is displayed every time a rainbow is seen in the sky because it declares God’s faithfulness to His promise to never destroy the earth again. What should that tell you about God? He sticks to His Word; what He promises, He fulfills. Where would you and I be today if it were not for God’s faithfulness toward us?

When God established His covenant agreement with Abraham, God told him WHO He was as He walked in the midst of the animal sacrifice, declaring that He is a compassionate God, a gracious God who is slow to anger, but abounding in love and faithfulness (Exodus 34:6).

In other scriptures the Psalmist declares that God’s faithfulness continues through all generations (Psalm 100:5); and that His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart (Psalm 91:4). The Apostle Paul declares in 2 Thessalonians 3:3 that “…the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.”

Our world and its systems are far from being faithful. But God is constant; always the same. That’s the encouragement the Psalmist finds in God’s Word. God is faithful and therefore His Word is faithful. It will last forever and it will not change. Even in verse 92, the Psalmist says that without the Word in his life, he would have perished in the attacks that came against him.

Not only is God faithful but He is faithful to His Word; His commands are boundless. The Psalmist had learned through personal experience of God’s faithfulness in His life, of God’s faithful Word, and how boundless God’s Word and love is. God’s Word was more than enough for the Psalmist because it continued to meet his needs, day in and day out (verse 93).

God is limitless in His provision for you and I. He is unlimited in His faithfulness. When you think He’s provided everything He can for you, there’s more. That’s the unlimited love and faithfulness of a faithful God. And He is ready to pour out more of His unlimited, boundless blessings on your life. Praise Him for his abounding and unlimited Love. Praise Him for His faithfulness in your life.

“Great is your faithfulness.”
Lamentations 3:23