Psalm 119:89, “Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.”
Here on earth people have various discrepancies with the Word of God. Here are the thoughts of some people that don’t believe God’s Word to be the absolute truth:
- I don’t believe the Bible to be God’s Word.
- The Bible has been changed.
- It’s just a bunch of stories.
- Not everything is true in the Bible.
- The Bible has contradictions.
- I tried to read the Bible, but can’t understand it.
- Didn’t men, NOT God, write the Bible?
And whereas all of these statements can be easily explained in away, and please e-mail us if there is one you believe and need an answer to, or one that you would like to know so as to answer another who has or may make such a statement, these statements are never heard in heaven.
In heaven not one of these statements is ever spoken, why, “Because forever O’ Lord Your Word is settled in heaven”. Forever speaks of eternity, yet many live for the temporary. God, and all the host of heaven (angels) and the saints present in heaven live in the eternal, spiritual realm, and are not sitting around questioning God’s Word. No, the host of heaven and saints see plainly the Word of God. The Apostle Paul said it like this, “Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known”, 1Corinthians 13:12.
We do not see clearly. Paul’s metaphor is that of the imperfect reflection seen in one of the polished metal mirrors (see James 1:23) of the ancient world in contrast with seeing the Lord face to face (see Genesis 32:30; Numbers 12:8; 2Corinthians 3:18). We have impaired spiritual vision. If Paul saw “a poor reflection as in a mirror,” how much more is our vision impaired? Have you ever tried to view the world through a medal mirror, or perhaps you remember the mirrors you saw in a fun house (which brings distortion), or even seeing through a foggy mirror? There is truly no perfect spiritual mirror here on earth, except God’s Word.
Yet even God’s Word is not crystal clear to us. Oh yes, we do our best being inspired by the Holy Spirit. And the longer you diligently serve God, mature spiritually, consistently read God’s Word, learn, memorize, and meditate upon it the more you will comprehend. But in heaven the angels and saints don’t have vision problems, they see “face to face,” and “they know fully, even as they are fully known.” Perhaps that is why in heaven instead of theological arguments they reverently cry out “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is filled with your glory. Now through the Word of God, I know in part; then, in the presence of the Lord I will know fully, to the full extent that a redeemed finite human being can know and in a way similar in kind to the way the Lord in his infinite wisdom fully and infinitely knows me. God’s glory (presence) makes everything clearly seen and makes sense perfectly. His radiance illuminates all things in Light of Truth, and so one can only cry out holy, holy, holy. Why is this so, because “Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.”
Application: How often are you reading God’s Word to settle your life in truth? Are you right with God that you cry out holy, holy, holy, and will do the same on Judgment Day, or will you cry out when you stand before Him, “Oh no Your Word really is true? Make sure it is settled. Amen Blessings, Pastor Phil <><