One of the reasons people don’t follow the Lord and read the Bible is because they don’t think it’s relevant to them today. When I was reading Psalm 119 this morning, the Lord brought to my attention the relevancy of His word to everyone. I was surprised, as I went through this Psalm, at how completely it tells us what we can find and receive by following the Lord, reading His Word, and doing what it says.

Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord.

Psalm 119:1 (NIV)

Blessings will be found when we read the word of the Lord and do what it says. I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t need blessings in their life.

How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.

Psalm 119:9 (NIV)

Purity isn’t just for young people. We live in a world corrupted by sin and the evil desires it births.

Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.

Psalm 119:24 (NIV)

Pleasure can be found here as well as counsel in life. People spend a great deal of time and money seeking pleasure and counsel in this world. Often, it’s not money well spent.

Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.

Psalm 119:37 (NIV)

One of our biggest problems in life is spending it on worthless things. This is a seed for regret because we don’t realize that we’ve wasted our time until after we’ve wasted it. Turning away and not following worthless things saves us time resulting in a better quality of life.

May your unfailing love come to me, Lord, your salvation, according to your promise;

Psalm 119:41 (NIV)

Salvation and a love that doesn’t fail. This life here on earth is only a small portion of the life we will lead. One of the trappings of this world is the pursuit of love. In the Lord, we find salvation that secures where we spend eternity and love that doesn’t fail.

I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.

Psalm 119:45 (NIV)

Nations rise and fall throughout time, and all for freedom. In God’s word, we find freedom.

My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.

Psalm 119:50 (NIV)

We all go through suffering in life. It’s part of being human. However, in God’s word, we find comfort.

Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands.

Psalm 119:66 (NIV)

People spend tens of thousands of dollars and more on education throughout the world. Many more of us spend priceless amounts learning about life. In God’s word, we find the knowledge we need, and the good judgment to exercise that knowledge wisely.

My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word.

Psalm 119:81 (NIV)

The world is full of hope in the wrong things. When we place our hope in God, we won’t be let down. The writer of Psalm 119 had so much hope in the Lord that He mentions hope seven times in this Psalm! (v43, v49, v74, v81, v114, v116, v147)

Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.

Psalm 119:89 (NIV)

Let’s face it. We don’t live in a stable world. Neither money nor power brings stability. However, we do find stability in the eternal word of God.

I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.

Psalm 119:100 (NIV)

I’ve been asking, “Why?” ever since I was a child. Our curiosity and desire to know “Why?” seems never-ending. We find understanding through God’s word. Understanding that doesn’t depend on learning things the hard way through the rigors of life.

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

Psalm 119:105 (NIV)

When we walk in the dark we can’t see where we’re going without light. God’s word gives us the light we need to see where we are placing our feet right now and where we’re going.

Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.

Psalm 119:116 (NIV)

We all need daily sustenance. We learn from the word of God that He provides all that we need. He cannot fail.

Uphold me, and I will be delivered; I will always have regard for your decrees.

Psalm 119:117 (NIV)

In the darkest nights, when no one else can see our pain and suffering, God can deliver us. Only God can rescue us from the bondage we face in this life.

I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.

Psalm 119:125 (NIV)

What good is knowledge and wisdom without discernment? God’s word gives us the discernment we need to make the best choices in our lives.

Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name.

Psalm 119:132 (NIV)

Mercy seems to be in short supply these days, but we find mercy in God and through His word.

Your compassion, Lord, is great; preserve my life according to your laws.

Psalm 119:156 (NIV)

Compassion, like mercy, has grown cold in this world where we all seek our own ends without thought for anyone else.

Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.

Psalm 119:165 (NIV)

No matter our position in this world, we all want peace. The problem is we all seek peace using temporary methods. Therefore, any peace we find is temporary. We can only find true peace through God. The peace of God isn’t something that prevents a conflict in our lives, rather, it allows us to be at peace, living in security, knowing that God’s got it all covered and He knows what He’s doing.

Whatever we’re looking for in this life. God’s got it, and His word is as relevant today as it’s ever been to anyone who has been born on this earth.

Merry Christmas!

Do you know God? God knows you, and He loves you. He sees you as significant because you are. No one is insignificant to Him. He’s with you today, right now, and He wants you to know Him. Jesus died for your sins and mine so we could be free of guilt, be freed from death, and live eternally with Him. Eternal salvation is just a prayer away.

Pray this prayer with me to accept the gift of salvation today:

Lord Jesus, forgive me for all my sins. I repent from my ways. Wash me in your blood and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I believe that you died on the cross, were buried, and on the third day, God the Father raised you from the dead. Right now, Lord Jesus, I open the door to my heart, and I receive you into my heart as my Lord and personal Savior. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer, then congratulations! You are on the first step of a brand new life. Allow me to be the first to welcome you to my family, the family of God. There are abundant resources available online for new Christians. You can visit here for more information on what to do next. You can also leave me a comment, and I’ll do my best to help you on the next step of this incredible journey.