89. Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven. 90. Your faithfulness endures to all generations; You established the earth, and it abides. 91. They continue this day according to Your ordinances, For all are Your servants. 92. Unless Your law had been my delight, I would then have perished in my affliction.
I have heard it said many times that the only constant thing in the world today is change. Nothing is exempt from it. Long-time accepted and foundational truths such as marriage, the beginning of life, and moral truth are up for debate and subject to change upon the whims of society. Our society needs stability. Our world needs security. Our society needs to know there is a God in heaven who has spoken, and as a result, the court of public opinion is silenced.
Man’s creations and inventions are temporary and require constant revision, update, and maintenance. I am thankful that we have been given a constant that requires neither update or revision. God’s Word is a constant and consistent reminder of not only man’s true condition, but the extent and depth of His love. God has given to us what is right and what is wrong. Therefore, it is settled. God has given to us the means of redemption. Therefore, it is settled. God has revealed His expectations of His children. Therefore, it is settled. In this passage, the psalmist writes of the comfort he has drawn from the constant presence of God. The psalmist knew what we each one of us should take to heart today. As the winds of change blow around us, there is One who keeps us still, focused, and safe.