THE ETERNAL STRENGTH OF SCRIPTURE PSALM 119:89
IT’S UNMOVABLE DURABLE Forever, O LORD, Your Word is settled in heaven.
Settled means fixed, determined and established. The Word is eternally solid in precision and meticulously accurate. Trusting in Scripture is not some leap in the dark. The consequences of faith are not unpredictable. The Word is impressively verifiable.
ESV renders it: The Word is fixed firmly forever “in heaven”
A. F. Kirkpatrick writes: “The Word is eternal, immutable; it belongs to that sphere which is raised above the accidents of chance and change, and shares its attributes”. Because the Word shares its attributes we are never the victims of chance and change. We are not the dupes of accidents.
The Word is self-verifying in its authentication. Psalms 138:2 God has magnified His Word above all His name. In Psa. 138:8 the Psalmist expresses confidence. The LORD will perfect that which concerns me: Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever: forsake not the works of Your own hands. He is amazingly individual in what concerns us. His mercy, like His Word is forever
We step ahead with Psalm 56:10 In God will I praise His Word: in the LORD will I praise His Word.
The Psalmist is confident because God’s Word is so predictable and completely certain because it is settled in Heaven. He says in Psa. 138:3 In the day when I cried You answered me, and strengthened me with strength in my soul. Vs.6,7 Though the LORD be high, yet has he respect to the lowly: but the proud he knows afar off. Though I walk in the middle of trouble, You will revive me: