Psalm 119:89 “Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.”
In our physical world, we can see the nothing lives forever, and our mortality is easy to grasp. Immortality, the quality of never ceasing to live or exist; exemption from death and annihilation; life destined to endure without end; as the immortality of the human soul, is the great hope.
I read that this passage of Scripture above is the central verse in the longest chapter in the longest book in the Bible, and it is surely one of the greatest verses in the Bible. It conveys the amazing news that the Word of God has existed from eternity past and will continue to exist forever in the future. It was eternally settled in the mind of God before the world was created, then gradually through the commitment to writing of truths revealed by God to inspired men), “who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets” (Hebrews 1:1).
Other verses in this psalm likewise stress the eternal validity of God’s words being eternal: “The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting. . . . Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them forever. . . . Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endures forever”. The Word of God is not temporal, but eternal and we can stand firm on that fact. In the book of Isaiah appears a magnificent claim: “The grass withers, the flower fades: but the word of our God shall stand forever” – Isaiah 40:8. This contrast is expanded by the apostle Peter: “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides forever” – 1 Peter 1:23.
To guarantee this great truth beyond any further question, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself made the following tremendous claim: “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” – Matthew 24:35. “Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” – Matthew 5:18. The entire physical universe is (literally) “passing away,” heading inescapably downhill toward ultimate death—with one exception! The words of our Bible (the eternal Word of God) and its glorious promises are timeless, everlasting and immutable. Glory be to God and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
In Christ, Brian