Law of Eternal Value
Verse 160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.
Yesterday we talked about how we can trust God because we know His commands are true and today we take another look at their eternal quality.
To question that God's words are true is to actually question if God is truly God. His words can be nothing less than truth as He is nothing less than God.
The psalmist doesn't stop at telling God that His words are true. He also points out how God's righteous laws are eternal. It is so easy to forget that God didn't just set His plan for this temporal earthly life. His detailed plan is much more prepared than that. And since His plan includes spending eternity with us it is important that His law is fit for eternity.
His law being eternal isn't about setting rules to be followed in heaven. The crux of His righteous law is the payment He made through Christ in the cross.
The law requires a blood of an unblemished sacrifice. Only Jesus was qualified to be the One to pay the needed price for mankind's sins. Only Jesus, who is eternal, could fulfill the eternal law. His death, as our payment, is the only thing that could ensure our eternal life with God. His perfect righteousness is counted as ours when we abide in Him.
This eternal plan has been being worked out since before time began. His love for us isn't limited by the law of time that rules this life. His love for us breaks the bounds of death and give life everlasting.
Making It Personal
What does it mean to you that Christ's death has eternal significance to you? Do you look at His commands as being important in your life? In what ways does the truth of His law need to change your life?
Making It Personal Kids
What reason did Jesus have to die on the cross? How many of God's words are true? How does it make you feel knowing Jesus wants to spend eternity with you?
Father, thank You for paying the way for us to spend eternity with You. Help us know the truth of Your love. In Jesus' name, amen.