Thursday, December 1, 2016

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

Finding Comfort in God’s Law
Psalms 119:89-112
Christine Tom
St. James MTC, NY
92 “If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.”

How often do we turn to the Word of God when we are in times of distress? God challenges us to make Him our first priority, but when everything is going well for us, we tend to forget about God’s presence in our lives. However, in a world filled with sin and temptations, God’s Word commands us to stay on His righteous path and to fulfill our duty as Christians, to display God’s love and power in our lives. When we find ourselves in times of struggle and despair, we can always turn to the Bible and trust in God to deliver us from our strife. As said in verse 98, “Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies.” Whenever I find myself struggling with all of my responsibilities, I always remember that God would never put me in a situation that I could not handle.
    “I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.” (106). We as Christians have made a promise to God to obey His commands and live according to His Word. The important thing  we must remember is that God’s Word is still relevant in our lives today and if we pray to God for His help, He will open our eyes to interpret the Bible to fit our own situations. God has given us the gift of free will, and it is our decision to follow God’s path or dwell on earthly matters. As it says in Matthew 6;19-20, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” If we turn away from the desires of this world and focus on following God’s laws, He will reward us with more amazing treasures than we could ever imagine, treasures in heaven.


Father God, help us to put  our faith and trust in You. Guide us and give us strength so that we can humbly obey Your Word and enter through the narrow door into Your kingdom. Amen.

“Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)