God’s Word an Aid to Faithfulness….

Even when princes sit together and speak against me, Your servant ponders over your regulations.  I am fond of your reminders; They are my advisers.

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Fondness for God’s word is an important factor in keeping us faithful to Jehovah.  If we are like the inspired songwriter, we will yearn to understand “the wonderful things” of God’s law. We will constantly ‘long for Jehovah’s judicial decisions’ and show a ‘fondness for his reminders.’ If we have been dedicated to Jehovah for even a short time, have we ‘formed a longing for the unadulterated milk belonging to the word’?  We need to understand elementary Bible teachings so that we can be in a better position to comprehend and apply God’s law.

We may be fond of God’s reminders, but what if “princes” speak against us for some reason?  Today, people in authority often try to force us to put human laws above the law of God. When there is a conflict between the demands of man and the will of God, what will we do? Our fondness for God’s word will help us to remain faithful to Jehovah. Like Jesus Christ’s persecuted apostles, we will say: “We must obey God as ruler rather than men.”

We can remain faithful to Jehovah even under the most trialsome circumstances. If we are going to succeed in maintaining our integrity to God, we must be teachable and pray earnestly for his instruction. We must also choose “the way of faithfulness.”

Hezekiah, who may have written Psalm 119, chose “the way of faithfulness.” He did so even though he was surrounded by false worshipers and may have been ridiculed by members of the royal court. Very likely, ‘his soul was sleepless from grief’ because of such circumstances.  But Hezekiah trusted in God, was a good king, and did “what was right in Jehovah’s eyes.”  With reliance on God, we too can endure trials as integrity keepers.

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~ by DJ Camstar on 07/09/2016.

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