A Nugget from New Life Network
Scripture for the Day (May 13, 2015)
For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. (Psalm 119:89)
There are very few things in this present world that are “settled”. Circumstances are constantly changing and people are constantly changing their minds based on those changes. The Word of God never changes! Jesus never changes! He is the same yesterday, today and forever. God wants you and I to be settled in our relationship with Him.
The word “settled” in the Hebrew means to stand upright or be a pillar. We have thousands of self-help books out there that are authored by successful people but none of them can cause you to be settled in your heart and spirit like the Word of God. The Bible makes a clear distinction between settled individuals and those that are unsettled:
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. (James 1:8)
That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; (Ephesians 4:14)
O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? (Galatians 3:1)
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock (settled), And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand (unsettled): And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. (Matthew 7: 25-27)
God wants you and I to be settled, just like His Word is settled. The more you are settled inside, the less the outside things of this world will move you. Fear cannot stay where faith reigns! Darkness must give way to light! Lies have to bow to truth! It is far better to be settled and built on the rock than to be bewitched, tossed to and fro, or blown away by a storm.
It is possible! You can be settled!
He has given us both his promise and his oath, two things we can completely count on, for it is impossible for God to lie. Now all those who flee to him to save them can take new courage when they hear such assurances from God; now they can know without doubt (be settled) that he will give them the salvation he has promised them. (Hebrews 6:18, TLB)
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. (Psalm 1:3)