The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the Lord are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey from the comb. By them is your servant warned, in keeping them there is great reward. Psalm 19: 7 – 11
In all the ways we honor and glorify God on this day for His goodness to us, may we remember to give Him praise for the gift of His Word – our Holy Bible.
In a day and age when there seems to be little certainty about anything, God gives us the assurance in the pages of Scripture that we can always count on Him. We can read His promises that He will love us unconditionally, He will always be with us, and He will always give us what is best for us. And we are given the confidence of knowing that we can place our trust and hope in Him for all eternity – for our God is constant and never changing – and His Word will endure forever.
We recognize that our Sovereign God reveals truths about Himself in the world around us, through His faithfulness and goodness to us, but even more, He reveals Himself in His Word. In His divinely inspired message, we learn everything we need to know about who our God is, what He desires for our lives, and how we can receive His saving gracethrough belief in His Son, Jesus Christ.
David reminds us in these beautiful verses from Psalm 19 that in giving us this gift, God has given us the most precious one there is – “more precious than pure gold and sweeter than honey”.
How grateful we can be to know that God’s love will sustain us, give us encouragement and hope, and will carry us through the uncertainties of life. He reveals His truths and His promises for us, and in return there is great reward for our faith as we look ahead to an eternal life with Him.
Dear Lord, we thank you for the revelation of your truths and the assurances that we can find within its pages that you love us, will care for us, and never forsake us. We trust in your promises and know they are more precious than anything this life has to offer. We give you all honor and praise. Amen