The sum of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting.” (Psalm 119:160, NASB95)

Psalms 119 is all about God’s word.  The psalmist uses many different words to describe God’s word: ordinances, statutes, laws, testimonies, precepts, etc.  He perhaps sums Ps. 119 up best in this verse.  When all is said and done and proclaimed: the sum of your word is truth.

Where is truth found?  In God’s word.  This is why the Scriptures can say elsewhere that the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord.  When we fear/reverence/are in awe of the Lord, we will listen to and obey his word, and when we obey his word, we will flourish because he gave us his word so that we will flourish as human beings.

This is also why Satan’s way of attacking Adam and Eve was to say: “Has God really said?…”

Charles Spurgeon writes here: “Whatever the transgressors may say, God is true, and his word is true. The ungodly are false, but God’s word is true.”

And not only is God’s word true, but as Buzz Lightyear might point out, it is true “to eternity and beyond.”

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