I know, LORD, that your laws are righteous,
and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
May your unfailing love be my comfort,
according to your promise to your servant.
Let your compassion come to me that I may live,
for your law is my delight.
Justice, discipline, mercy, faithfulness, compassion and joy. All these things mentioned in just three sentences showing the interrelationships that these concepts have among them and their link with the life of the son of God and the importance of adhering to the divine precepts. Many believe that the believer’s life is a life of boredom and difficulties, that there is nothing interesting to do but tedious and monotonous spiritual exercises. Of course, those who think this way are people who have a worldview based on prescriptive elements, ie, people who put the emphasis on “what to do” rather than “what to be.” Until we understand that is more important “to be” than “to do” and that life does not consist only of those things that we accumulate, be it titles, honors or possessions, we will not understand the meaning of the great victory that our Lord Jesus Christ accomplished on the cross of Calvary and the importance this has for each one of us.
Many want to hear the voice of God but are reluctant to seek what he says by his word. Others simply want to hear something “new” from God as if God is someone who changes his mind or lifestyle at every turn. What man needs to know God has already have revealed through His Word and through His creation. Seeking God for fun and entertainment will never achieve its goal for it is necessary that one seeks God with a sincere heart that he may be found. The answer to all concerns and enigmas of humanity can be found in the word of God. Let’s dive, then, in it so we can find the treasures all seek but few find. To God alone be the glory!
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
love and faithfulness go before you.
Here are four things that good people desire but the world rarely offers : justice, righteousness, love and faithfulness. The world can not deliver what it does not have and we understand that it is foolish to expect the world to give us something we can only find in God. These four things are personified in Jesus Christ and yet the world rejected him because it failed to recognize him as its Creator and Lord. Now, these four virtues must be present in our lives if we are to become true witnesses of the wonders of God. In every decision we must make sure that justice will prevail. If someone gets hurt because of our actions then we are not acting with the justice and equity that God expects of us. On the other hand we must ensure that in every activity we perform we are complying with the laws and regulations established, provided they do not lead us to do something that displeases God. As for love, what could we add to the exhortations of the apostle John, who urged us to live in love, thus living in God, and God in us because God is love. As for faithfulness, there is no easier way to keep the enemy away from our path than to walk in truth. Our enemy, being the father of lies, hates the truth and just the same way where there is light there can be no darkness, where there is truth, deceit has no place.
Most people generally do not practice these things because a nucleotide sequence is missing in the spiritual DNA of every human being and the sequence only can be completed by the presence of God and therefore all are under condemnation unless they ask God to save them through the redeeming work of Christ on the cross of Mount Calvary. Let the whole world know that the only way to fill the void in their lives is through repentance of their sins, the forgiveness of God and the presence of Christ in their lives. To God alone be the glory!
In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared;
he is more awesome than all who surround him.
Who is like you, LORD God Almighty?
You, LORD, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
Many know that God is Almighty, but how many believe do that God is Almighty? There is a big difference between knowing and believing. He who knows bases his knowledge on physical evidence and is not content with just seeing, but looks for an explanation. He who knows is someone that quotes the Colombian-Venezuelan proverb that says: “When I say that the donkey (cat, pig) is black (brown) is because I have its hair in my hand.” He who knows, when he finds something that does not make sense, comes up with a theory and feels satisfied that he has found an explanation, however false or improbable it may be, not realizing that this requires an act of faith. One example of this reasoning is the explanation given by many scientists regarding the origin of the universe. They say everything comes from an explosion of ultra-dense matter. Big Bang they call it. They will not care to explain where that stuff that supposedly gave birth to the universe came from. He who knows thinks that there could be other almighty beings besides God Almighty.
On the other hand we have those who believe. He that believeth needs not physical evidence because his understanding is based on faith and faith is the “assurance about what we do not see.” For him who believes, the hints and indirect evidence that lead to God’s existence are sufficient and he knows that whoever “comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” As the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews wrote, “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.” The believer’s view stands diametrically opposed to the position of he who just knows. Let us draw near to God with the certainty that He is Almighty and that there is nobody like Him. That is the correct attitude a worshiper must have. Let nothing take away the trust you have put unto Him. To God alone be the glory!