READ PSALMS 19:1 THROUGH 26:12
The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple (Psalm 19:7).
God’s purpose in giving the law was to reveal Himself to Israel and establish His covenantal relationship with them. The words were true and powerful, and when put into effect were able to establish Israel in God’s presence. In other words, the law was perfect, reflecting the integrity of God, perfectly fulfilling His intention for giving it.
The Word of God provided something tangible and solid, unchanging in a world where everything else was in constant change. The contrast to the wayward ways of humanity was refreshing.
The statutes of the Lord were trustworthy, reliable, and able to establish the person who followed them. Without God’s revelation, the lost remained lost, wandering through life in ignorance. But with the Word of God in hand and heart, even the simplest by comparison would be made wise.
Challenge for Today: Take up God’s Word to read and refresh your soul.