The Statutes of the Lord are Trustworthy


As stated in the post The Law of the Lord Epithets, the Word of God reveal or reflects attributes about/of God. Today, we look at the next attributed outlined in Psalm 19.

The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.

First, we must recollect the purpose of God’s Word – to reveal Him to us and to guide our lives. Consequently, the written Word was provided to govern every aspect of the lives of the people of God (Deuteronomy). Most of Deuteronomy implores the people of God to obey all the laws, testimonies, statutes, commandments, and words of God’s written Word. In the previous sentence, we see a list of synonyms for God’s Word.

In Psalm 19, Statutes are a permanent rule – a law or a precept which is a commandment or direction given as a rule. Simply, statutes are the Word of God which are trustworthy. Trustworthy is defined as deserving of trust or confidence; dependable; reliable: Why is the Word of God deserving of trust or confidence? Remember, the Word is reflective of God; therefore, the Word of God is trustworthy because God Himself is trustworthy.

Knowing that God can be completely trusted, or is completely dependable or reliable gives confidence to the one who believes this attribute about God and His Word. We can place our confidence, trust and faith in the Word of God. We can take God as His Word and move forward in a world that is unstable and constantly changing. In contrast, Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” He does not change. He is dependable. He can be trusted. Trusted for what? Salvation. 2 Timothy 3:14-15 says, “14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it,15 and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” This is the primary wisdom that the Word of God gives to man.

For those who have trusted in Christ as Savior and Lord, the Word of God also serves to continue guiding us in our daily affairs as we seek to reflect the character and glory of God. After all 1 Peter 2:12 tells us to ‘12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.”

1 Timothy 1:15 states, “15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.” If you have never surrendered your life to Christ, you can today. He will become your Lord and Savior allowing you to enter into a covenant relationship with God where the Word of God will be your light. Regardless of where you stand, here is one truth: The Statutes of the Lord are Trustworthy

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