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The beautiful word of God, part 1
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In Psalm 19 the Psalmist begins to speak of God’s word. He states, “The law of the Lord is perfect; the testimony of the Lord is sure; the statutes of the Lord are right; the commandments of the Lord are pure; the fear of the Lord is clean; and the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous.”

God’s word is able to turn a person away from sin and bring them to God. Just as God’s laws of nature testify to man’s need for God, God’s law of pardon testify to the need of a Savior which God has provided. Those under the Old Law in which David lived had to look forward to the coming of that Savior, but we who live under the Law of Christ look back to what has been done for us. God’s law is complete for man. The word of Christ will show one how to escape sin and how to become a true “Christ follower” or Christian.

God’s word bears testimony to itself. “Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;” (Titus 1:1,2). The will of God has been revealed to man down through time. It is dependable or sure. It tells how God spoke to man in all three dispensations of time.

God’s word has been given to man at different times. In the beginning God spoke to the fathers, this is called the Patriarch age; later God gave the first written law to man, the Law of Moses; and in these the last days He has spoken to man by His Son and that word is recorded for all mankind (Heb.

1:1,2; 2 Time 3:16,17). The Patriarchs were told things that God expected them to do and then when the Israelites were leaving Egypt God gave the Law of Moses. Today We are told to do the things that are right or necessary for us to be saved. All three time periods mesh together (Gal.3:16 – 29).

The things God has commanded man to do down through the ages have always been what were needed for man to please God.

Some have questioned God’s word and the author of those commands. Who else could have given these commands but God? They “enlightened the eyes” of those to whom the commands were given. Man is able to see what he needs to do. The psalmist wrote later on, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105).

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