“The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul. The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise 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.” Psalm 19: 7-9
Wow! This passage says a lot. It speaks to the heart of one who truly believes the gospel and brings them an extra level of comfort. It tells them that the way they chose to live their life is absolutely right, and good, and wise. You are on the right road if you are being lead by the Lord. This is a good passage to meditate on for when you are entering a time where you are sensing doubt creeping in. Doubt is destroyed by this passage.
Notice, the law of the Lord is perfect! The word perfect can also be understood as whole or complete. In other words, If you live your life straight from God’s words you will be complete. How many people nowadays go through times where they feel empty? Its as if their soul feels dry, like they need something more to complete their life? Well, those people are not walking in the ways of God. He has not called us to be people who are in need of anything outside of Him, so if we are walking in His ways we are never empty. If I ever hear someone say they feel empty, its a perfect evangelistic moment for me. I know exactly how to respond.
Notice next, restoring the soul. That word restoring can also be understood as, converting. You see, we are created in God’s image. God is the one who started our life when He put our spirit in our mothers womb, but when we chose to live our life in sin, we gave ourselves to God’s enemy, the devil. Most of us do this without even realizing it. But, once we are confronted about it, then shown God’s ways we have an opportunity to convert, or come back to Him, or we can remain as we are. As you witness with your own eyes the goodness of God, you realize conversion is the wise decision.
The testimony of the Lord is sure. A testimony is a witness. The Bible is God’s witness to all generations of His law in action. There are many writers of all the different books in the Bible and they stand as true witnesses to what God had said and done so all may have a way of knowing God. These testimonies are sure or, absolutely true. You can put your life upon the validity of all these words.
Making wise the simple. The words of God, according to Hebrews 4: 12, are said to be living and active. This means the words of God are always at work doing something. For those who are converted back to God, there is a power at work inside of them that causes them to feel more comfortable in dealing wisely in all areas of life. This is something that is simply hard to do without God’s word leading the way. Do you remember the days you were easily lead to do the wrong thing? The word simple here in this verse can also be understood as silly as in seducible. Remember the days you were doing wrong and having fun doing it? There was no power at work in you to help you do the right thing. There were times I’m sure where you did wrong and didn’t feel good about doing it but you did it because its what you knew to do. Maybe part of the wrong crowd, maybe bored, but you were without power to change your ways.
God’s words, His ways are the game changer! His ways are just simply amazing! If you who are reading this post want to experience the power to change your ways, you want to stop being easily lead to do the wrong thing, act upon this post. Believe the gospel of Jesus Christ which says we are all sinners since we live a life of sin before God, and we need a helper to bring us back to the right path. Jesus became that right path by dying on the cross and becoming a sacrifice for us all. But after He died He was raised up to heaven and defeated death. All who believe this good news and turn from your ungodly ways and live in God’s ways will experience salvation. You will be given power in the form of the Holy Spirit which will help you live in God’s ways.
Experience God’s amazing ways today and be blessed!