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Psalm 19

Weekly Devotionals

Psalm 19

Psalm 19:7-11

7The law of the Lord is perfect,
refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the Lord are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is pure,
enduring forever.
The decrees of the Lord are firm,
and all of them are righteous.

10 They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the honeycomb.
11 By them your servant is warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.

For those of us that live in this part of the globe, we get to celebrate the New Year twice.  Which means we get a second chance at our new year’s resolution.  Many of us vowed to get in shape, start eating healthier food, stop procrastinating, stress less, and be more active.  Those are all good resolutions but none is more important than our commitment to the Word of God.

Psalm 19 is a great worship song that pronounces the goodness of God’s Word.  The Psalmist says the Word of God is perfect, trustworthy, right, radiant, pure, and firm.  He goes unto say it’s more precious than gold and sweeter than honey.  It refreshes our souls and the Hebrew word for “soul” means one’s self.  The Word of God has the ability to reveal and restore our true identity.  Contrary to our culture’s popular belief, no matter how much we look within ourselves we won’t have answers.  It is the Word of God that reveals our true identity.

John 1 tells us that the Word became flesh and lived among us.  Jesus is perfect, trustworthy, right, radiant, pure and firm.  He is indeed more precious than gold and sweeter than honey.  Jesus revives our souls; he died the death you and I should’ve died so that we are carried from death to life.  Jesus makes simple wise; He chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, he chose the weak to shame the strong, he chose the lowly things, the despised things so that no one may boast.  Jesus enlightens (to shine) the eyes; He is the light of the world and only when we come to Him we can truly see.  Jesus endures forever; He crushed sin, killed death and even death couldn’t hold Him down, His kingdom will know no end.  Jesus is righteous; you and I, we are justified (made righteous) not by our own doing but through Jesus’ faithfulness.  Verse 11 says this “by keeping them there is a great reward” but truth of the matter is this, we are not the ones hanging unto Jesus.  Jesus is the one who holds unto us and He promises that He will always be with us.  Happy New year everyone and pray for that you’ll grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus through the Word of God.