SETTLED

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“Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven”.  Psalm 119:89 NKJV

Burt is a hound mix and the newest addition to our family.  My exact words to my husband were, “He’s calm, quiet, and perfect”.  I didn’t mean to be a liar.  I didn’t know he was on medication for shelter anxiety.  When the medication wore off so did the calm, quiet, and perfect part of Burt.  Burt is anything but settled.

One of the definitions of settled is to come to rest or a halt.  Burt seldom halts.  Settle also is defined as to become quiet, calm, or stable.  We already established that that is not true of Burt.  Another definition is to take up residence.  Burt has definitely taken up residence and I would gladly move.  I’m looking into medications, trainers, and an adopter with a farm wouldn’t be out of the question.

I don’t believe these are the definitions used for settled in Psalm 119, verse 89.  God’s word is settled in heaven.  The definition of settled here would be that God’s word is established. It is firm and unquestionable.  His word has been decided and it will stand forever.

1 Peter 1:24-25 states, ” For, ‘All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever’. And this is the word that was preached to you”.  Matthew 5:18 tells us, “For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished”.  The book of Deuteronomy tells us to be careful to do what God commands and not to add or take away from God’s word.  Revelation 22:18 also warns not to add anything to God’s book.  It is quite clear that God’s word is truth and it is settled in heaven.

How about you?  Is God’s word settled in your heart?  Has it, like Burt, taken up residence in your life?  Are you at rest with the word of God; at peace believing it to be true?  If not, ask God today to draw you close and settle your heart in the truth of his everlasting love and grace.

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