Therefore, all Your precepts concerning all things I consider to be right. I hate every false way. – Psalm 119:128
You are near, O LORD, and all Your commandments are truth. Concerning Your testimonies, I have known of old that You have founded them forever. – Psalm 119:151-152
While God has plainly said “All I have said is true,” yet many people attending our churches struggle taking these verses at face value. They look for loop holes or ways around the obvious meaning of a passage.
You can take great comfort in the fact that His Word is not changing. What was true in His Word two years or 2000 years ago, is still true today. It is our great measuring rod. We can take any philosophy, ideology, teaching, or opinion from all time periods, and compare it to God’s Word, knowing His Word is the standard. His Word is the standard against which everything else is measured.
This is an important concept because it determines authority. If there was debate about the exact length of an inch or a foot, there would be no way to determine between individuals the length of anything. Distance would be subjective, capacities would be irrelevant, and confusion would reign. There would be no voice of authority for measurements. It is the same when discussing truth. His Word is defined, unchanged, and remains authoritative. It is the measuring stick we use to line everything else up against. God’s Word is where we must turn for truth.
Therefore it is not surprising to see the chaos and confusion in the modern church. When the Bible is no longer preached as being true, when it is no longer the standard by which we determine morality, our anchor our source of authority is gone. Opinions and feelings become the authority for morality and individuals, churches and society is awash in evil, thinking it is good.
But Psalm 119 tells us how the Scriptures are the source of authority. Morality is not to be based on opinions or feelings or even laws of society, but on God’s principles as defined by His Word.