Psalm 119:31 – I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O Lord, put me not to shame.
If you have made a public profession of faith in Jesus Christ, then uou have cast your lot with the Lord. You have hung you faith and success now and eternally upon the hope you have in His promises and His life. He is our all in all.
The Word of God is full of encouragement and challenges for the saints, and the Psalms are no exception. The longest Psalm (119) is a litany of praises to God for the revelation of His word and the commitment to abandon sin and follow God’s revealed Truth. The psalmist says, “I have stuck unto thy testimonies…” declaring his conscious decision to rely wholy upon God’s instruction.
Because the world often calls reliance upon the Bible foolish and old fashioned, we must to not enter into this faith lightly. Jesus described descipleship as taking up a cross and following Him. As well He did. It is not eaily done or easily continued, but experience teaches us that following God is indeed the best choice. Resistance to God’s will is not only futile. It is self-destructive. Praise be to God for sending us a Comforter in the form of the Holy Spirit to make matters plane and clear as well as tolerable. It is only by the work of His Spirit that we gain or maintain that hope that tells us that all will be well.
“For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us” (2 Timothy 1:12-14). Amen.