The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul;
The testimony of the LORD is sure, makingwise the simple.
The precepts 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; they are righteous altogether.
They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the drippingsof the honeycomb.
Moreover, by them Your servant is warned;
In keeping them there is great reward.
Who can discern his errors?
Acquit me of hidden faults.
Also keep back Your servant from presumptuous sins; Let them not rule over me;
Then I will be blameless, And I shall be acquitted of great transgression.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer. –Psalm 19:7-14
Perfect, sure, right, pure, clean, true, & altogether righteous,… these are the descriptive words David chooses in describing the word of God. In a world that seems to have a lack of appreciation for any of these qualities, God’s word, and those who choose to follow it, are shining all the brighter.
To possess something greater than gold, and to know it; regularly tasting something sweeter than honey, and being nourished by it; to understand the warning; to enjoy the rich reward of heeding it; to have unknown discernment; to be forgiven; to be restrained from willful sin; to not be ruled by the flesh, but the will of God; to be declared blameless, and acquitted of all sin.
The believer is, and rightly should be, the most blessed, fulfilled, confident, and hopeful person in the room. Are you that person? The things that belong to us in Christ, should make the world green with envy.
“…I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ…” –Philippians 3:8