‘The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul…’ Psalm 19:7 NLT
Worldly success can leave you empty, but here’s something that won’t: ‘The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul…’ Have your plans fallen apart? Have you made a mess of your life? Do you need direction? Read this: ‘The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.’ (Psalm 19:7 NLT) Have the things you thought would bring you happiness, ended up bringing you misery? Read this: ‘The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart…’ (Psalm 19:8 NLT) Are you directionless, wondering where to go and what to do with your life? Read this: ‘The commands of the Lord are clear, giving insight for living.’ (Psalm 19:8 NLT) The answers you’re seeking are in your Bible. David was a brilliant soldier, a popular king, and a man with access to all the riches anyone could desire. But he discovered these things don’t bring lasting joy. What he found instead is that: ‘…The laws of the Lord are true…They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb. They are a warning to your servant, a great reward to those who obey them.’ (Psalm 19:9–11 NLT) What was David’s problem? ‘How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults. Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me. Then I will be free of guilt…’ (Psalm 19:12–13 NLT) What was David’s solution? Reading God’s Word daily, feeding his soul on it, and walking according to its precepts.
SoulFood: Jer 51-52, Matt 1:7-17, Ps 56, Prov 10:14-16
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2015