Psalm 19:7b- “the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.”
Have I stated that this is my absolute favorite passage on the word of God? If not, let me say it now! I love this passage!
In my previous post, I wrote about the perfectness of the law. Today I want to write about God’s testimony!!
The word “testimony” used in this verse is in a sense the truth attested by God Himself of what He did and is capable of doing! It is also a term that denotes His declaration as a God of covenant. What possible testimony could God give of Himself that would ring true?
*Abraham and Sarah having Isaac at such an old age
*The Ten plagues against the Egyptians- amazing!!
*Parting of the Red Sea
*The Jericho walls falling, to name a few!
And amazingly so, covenant is involved in all of these examples of His wondrous testimony in the affairs of man and the Earth! I can’t and won’t go any deeper into His miraculous signature upon all that He does, but suffice it to say, His testimony of what He has done is irrefutable, though many try.
The testimony of the Lord, (again we refer to Him as Yahweh), is sure. “Sure” can mean not only what is firm but what is confirmed. So let’s look at a few things that have been confirmed! Many argue against creation, but I don’t need a scientist to disprove evolution. For example, if man evolved from an ape, men would continue to evolve from apes. After all, why would it stop? Would nature tell the ape that it no longer needs to produce man because man can do it? Ridiculous! How about a tadpole? I would need mountain moving faith to believe man evolve from a tadpole! This teaching is so ridiculous that I am amazed that intelligent people still have the audacity to continue to keep it alive. When man gets into deep trouble, he doesn’t yell for a monkey, He yells for His Creator! Every single time!!
I was teaching on the Egyptian culture and the Nile River in my Social Studies class a couple years ago when I decided to pull up a video of what the Nile River looks like today. In my search I found some videos of the Red Sea. Having never gone to that area of the world I thought I would take a look at the video. It wasn’t long before I found a video explaining that there is proof in the Red Sea of chariot wheels and other objects along the path of the Exodus. Of course these objects have been taken over by the sea, but the shapes and the multitude of objects are proof of something happening to litter the floor of the Red Sea from one side of the sea to the other side. You think!! So God has proof of His many testimonies that we read about in His Word! His testimonies are verified!! Even my earlier post, “Tell Me Your Story-Brannon Carnes”, is proof that He raises the dead! His testimony is verified in the word, it’s verified in history, and it is verified in my life and the lives of so many others.
Making wise the simple! “Making wise” means just that! His testimonies will make you wise! When you get into the word of God, “His testimony” you will become wise. Proverbs states that the wise in heart will receive commandments (Proverbs 10:8). A wise heart is open to the testimony of God, and the person becomes wise. The simple person, the one who is uncomplicated, maybe even a child, has no problem understanding, accepting, and believing in the Word. That’s why many people have criticize saints of the past thinking them simple minded because they were so on fire for God. They understood that the word of God made them wise, not riches, not book knowledge, but the Word. I wish I could have one of those old timers sit down with me and share some of their wisdom with me. That’s why I love to read their books and testimonies. Simple people made wise because of their knowledge of the word of God!
The entire book of the Bible is God’s testimony of who He said He is, of what He said He did, of what He is yet doing! There is absolutely nothing simple about what He did, yet you don’t need a college degree (simple) to believe Him or to follow Him! Even if He never did another miracle, (which would be a miracle in and of itself) He has done so much to display the majesty of His power; the splendor of His glory, the wonder of His name! From Genesis to Revelation we are taught of an amazing God, who bears record to all that He has done, and His testimony is sure, confirmed.
Is it possible that He is no longer that God? The God who bore record to who He is? The God who performed miracles, then sent Jesus to perform miracles, then anointed His church to perform miracles, and then He stopped being God? I DON’T THINK SO! His testimony today is that He is the same God today, that He was yesterday, and will be tomorrow! Maybe it’s time to take off the glasses of religion and put on the glasses of faith and see and taste the God whose testimonies are sure! Wonderful Jesus!