Our title of Trustworthy, Dependable, and Unfailing are all descriptive terms of God and His word. It is very obvious that the Psalmist had a great love for this word and the God who spoke it! In Psalm 19 he begins by magnifying God for His great creation which was brought about in response to His words in Genesis 1, “Let there be … and there was.” Then in verses 7-11 he quickly turns to reflecting on God’s word to us and the effects it has upon us. His law (His statutes and precepts), His testimony (His witness of Himself), His statutes (His appointments and mandates), His commandment (His laws and commands), His fear (teaching us to fear worship and reverence Him), and His judgments (His verdicts and sentences pronounced judicially). He also speaks of the effects His word has on us, “converting the soul”, giving wisdom, causing the heart to rejoice, bringing enlightenment to our eyes, cleansing and purifying us, it is everlasting, true and altogether righteous. He then goes on to say that this word is more valuable than gold, and more to be desired than the sweetness of honey, it gleams warning on our path and is greatly rewarding to those who keep it. Then in verse 14 his cry is for his words and meditation to be acceptable, more accurately delightful, in God’s sight. How do we view God and His word, as the Psalmist did with joy and delight, or merely as a religious creed?
The Perfect Message
By Rose Hill
The reason I really love Your law,
Is because in it there no flaw.
Your commands make bright my way,
And cause rejoicing every day.
I look to You with reverent fear,
And know Your righteousness is near.
Your precepts are the greatest told,
More to be desired are they than gold.
So help me meditate day and night,
Upon things acceptable in Your sight.
Scripture quotations are form the New King James Version copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Co. used by permission.