The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving 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,
the rules of the LORD are true,
and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb.
Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
Who can discern his errors?
Declare me innocent from hidden faults.
Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins;
let them not have dominion over me!
Then I shall be blameless,
and innocent 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.
Comment: This passage follows on from yesterday’s in which David saw the Mastermind Creator in Creation. Today we see what David considers a logical jump – the maker writes a modus operandi! If you have ever read that longest of Psalms (119) you will have a picture of how broad is David’s understanding of the word ‘law’.
- This ‘law’ or these instructions are perfect for restoring the inner man; making wise the un-understanding; bringing joy to the heart and sight to the eyes which see beyond the outwardly visible.
- The law causes an enduring healthy fear of the Creator.
- They have the beautiful qualities of honey to the taste and gold to the pocket.
- They contain a warning and can be used, if the instructions are followed to discern hidden and preserve from presumptuous faults and sins.
It ends with a prayer often used by preachers as they begin their talks but is worth sincerely praying every morning as we wake up!
Prayer: Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
One thought on “Psalm 19: 7-14…..The aforementioned Creator declares what He expects!”
Thank you Barry, for your comments on this Psalm. David did not have the instruction and blessing of God’s Holy Spirit as we do now since Christ’s resurrection and Ascension. And yet, David, I believe, must have been guided by the Holy Spirit to have been able to write what he has written. There are so many Psalms which David wrote which, when we read them today, apply to our life, warning us and instructing us. God bless you.