His Judgments Are Right

Psalm 19:9 ends: “The judgments of the Lord are true, they are righteous altogether.” This verse should give us confidence both in the Word of God, and in the way that God deals with us personally:

First of all, this verse reinforces our confidence in God’s word. Like each of the nouns in Psalm 19:7-9, the word “judgments” here is a synonym for God’s word (along with “the Law of the Lord”, “the testimony of the Lord”; etc.). And what does it tell us about His word? It says it is “true, righteous altogether.” We can have every confidence in scripture.

But this gives us more than a theoretical confidence in a theological dogma. It also reassures us about God’s dealings in our own personal lives. Every single one of God’s judgments is righteous. We may not understand some things that happen to us, but we can be assured of one thing: God didn’t “have a bad day” on you or me! His judgments towards us have been just and right — and not just “some” of them, but every single one of them, “altogether.” Part of our walk of faith is to trust that this is so, whether it makes sense to us or not: God’s judgments (towards US) are … righteous altogether.

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, provides brief devotions from own personal daily Bible reading, as well as some of my sermons, book reviews, and family life experiences.
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