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One Stands or Falls - On The Word of God



“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105 This world is very dark, treacherous, and dangerous to the upright. His enemy seeks to trip him up, and tries to destroy him. How shall the believer navigate the obstacles of the enemy without losing his way? The only way is by knowing and taking in the Word of God. The Word of God is a lamp in the darkness on the path before us. It is not a beacon, it is a lamp, meaning it will give enough light to take the next step. vs 104: “Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.” Psalm 119:104 The world has its own principles, but they are contrary to the Word of God, causing stress to the believer who has to live in the world day by day. It is only through the lamp of God’s Word that one can have true understanding, not the understanding of the world because the understanding of the world is corrupt; no, the Word of God gives understanding that is right, that is sure, that is TRUE. Through it, the believer is shown every false way so he can avoid it. vs 114: “You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your Word.” As the believer takes up the Word of God, the world will hurl fiery darts at him because the world hates the Word of God above all. But as one walks in the truth, the Word protects him so that those fiery darts don’t destroy him. The Word of God becomes the hiding place for the believer. “…above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God;” Ephesians 6:16-17 Those who reject or ignore the Word of God are themselves rejected by God and as they continue on in their way, they will be deceived. “…they became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools…” Romans 1:21-22 Sinners walk in deception and their path leads them to destruction. When a person or a nation rejects the Word of God, their judgment is sure. God is patient and merciful, but those who reject or ignore his Word are marching straight into the judgment of God. This is where America stands today, and many souls within her. They have rejected the Word of God and nullified his laws as void. “It is time for you to act, O Lord, for they have regarded your law as void.” Psalm 119:126 God hates judgment, he warns and pleads and woos and draws, it is never his will to bring judgment. "'For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,' says the Lord God. ‘Therefore turn and live!’” Ezekiel 18:32 But when his Word is rejected, the inevitable result is destruction, whether it be for a person or a nation. “I have stretched out my hands all day long to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good…” Isaiah 65:2 Then finally …judgment will fall. vs 12: “Therefore I will number you for the sword, and you shall all bow down to the slaughter; BECAUSE when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not hear, but did evil before my eyes, and chose that in which I do not delight.” It grieves the believer to the heart. “Rivers of water run down from my eyes, because men do not keep your law.” Psalm 119:136 What more can we do for them? Only judgment is left and they will find that that is an awful place to be. “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” Hebrews 10:31 Come, therefore, come to repentance. The door will not be open forever, and judgment looms even now over the nations. God has been so merciful in offering his mercy for so long, do not resist him. His heart still yearns for men to come to repentance. Receive him today, while it is still the day of mercy. “Today, if you will hear his voice, do not harden your hearts…” Hebrews 3:8