“Your testimonies are righteous forever; give me understanding that I may live” (Psalm 119:144, ESV).
In this verse the psalmist combines the goodness of God’s Word and our utter dependence upon Him. God’s Word is right—unchangingly and unshakably right. His people seek to hear His Word, to understand and believe and receive from Him the gift of life.
The world promises fulfillment in so many ways, but its offers are empty. Only in drawing near to God do we find fullness for the longings of our souls. Deception swirls around us, but God’s truth and righteousness endures unchanging.