7 The law of the Lord is perfect, [e]converting the soul;Psalm 19:7-10
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the [f]honeycomb. (NKJ)
David is describing the law, testimony, statutes, and commandments of the Lord; as perfect, sure, and right. God’s Word is mentioned; in synonyms as law, testimony, statutes, commandments, and judgments. These are the will of God directing the way we are to live.
God’s Word is perfect and just; David cites the blessings that come to those who obey and love His law. Blessings include the brightening and enlightening of the eyes, the heart rejoicing, and the soul enriched.
Using six descriptions, he tells of the glorious character of God’s Word.
- The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul
- The testimony of the Lord is sure, making the wise the simple
- The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart
- The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;
- The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever;
- The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
The law of the Lord is greater than gold; fine gold and has a lifetime guarantee. It’s a spiritual treasure more enriching to the soul; and more valuable than material wealth. David again says this in Psalm 119:127.
Therefore I love Your commandments More than gold, yes, than fine gold!Psalm 119:127 (NKJ)
In verse ten, David explains that believers will find the Lord’s statutes, the way to sweet joy, sweet to the soul sweeter than honey. Yes, the Word of the Lord is perfect, sure, and right!
The revelation of GOD is whole and pulls our lives together. The signposts of GOD are clear and point out the right road. The life-maps of GOD are right, showing the way to joy. The directions of GOD are plain and easy on the eyes. GOD’s reputation is twenty-four-carat gold, with a lifetime guarantee. The decisions of GOD are accurate down to the nth degree. God’s Word is better than a diamond, better than a diamond set between emeralds. You’ll like it better than strawberries in spring, better than red, ripe strawberries.Psalm 19: 7-10 (MSG)
Is God’s Word changing your life? Is His Word perfect, sure, and right to you? Valuable to you? More than gold?
Prayer; Our Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your Word and guidance. Help us to open our hearts and minds to Your law. Guide us in Your perfect, sure, and right ways. Let Your commandments shine brightly in us, giving light to our minds. Like the bright yellow crocus is a signal of spring, let Your Word be a signal of hope and joy for us. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen
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