Psalm 119:160 (nlt) -160 The very essence of your words is truth; all your just regulations will stand forever. Essence (def) - the intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something, especially something abstract, that determines its character. To some people, our following the Word of God as ultimate truth is an adventure in futility and they do not understand what we have at the core of our soul. A God-sized desire to know our God is at the core of every person who has been born again and the satisfaction of that desire is found in God's Word and through the deep, intimate relationship we have with God our Father. This relationship is a relationship that allows us the opportunity to take a deeper walk into knowing the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16 For, “Who can know the Lord’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?" But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.
This truth that is given to us helps us understand more about life at it's core and shows us a whole new possibility for ourselves in the way to look at life itself. The Word of God reveals to us the "the whole truth" and "nothing but the truth". In the human mind we attempt to figure things out, but our effect many times is fruitless and weak. But the Word of God gives us truth at the purest level and that level is a depth no one can understand without the the presence and help of the Holy Spirit. Something we tout, but somehow miss at times, is the LIFE of the Word of God. Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. The Word of God has an "effect" and that effect exposes our deep thoughts and impressions. When it exposes those things it shows us ourselves and causes us to think more about where we are and where God wants us to be. That very thing should draw us closer to God and give us a deep desire to get to know our God in an even deeper way.
That deeper way of living will line us up with how God sees and reacts to things and set us on a new course of living that shows God to others. For us personally the Word of God just makes our faith come alive as we begin to see, even just partially, the great plan of God. I say partially because not all is revealed before the Lord's return and when He does return all will make sense. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 13:12 Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. To Know the will of God even partially is totally better than having worldly knowledge that is fleeting at best. God's Word is eternal!! God wants us to know His will and as Paul wrote to Timothy in 1Timothy 3:3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. Our salvation is the door to realizing and knowing that truth.
To know the will of God is an amazing step into that very essence of truth we know as the Word of God. Hebrews 13:20 Now may the God of peace—who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood— 21 may he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen. God's will is perfect and the very best for us, so line up with Him.
The Pilgrimage Continues.,,,