The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; 8the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;

Psalm 19:7-8 

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Psalm 19:7-8

The law of the Lord is perfect, [1]
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; (ESV)

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[1] 19:7 Or blameless

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The Word of God Made Flesh (Ps 19:7-8)

| May 31, 2015

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The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; 8the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; —Psalm 19:7-8

Growing up as a young man, I believed it was very important to go to church, obey my parents, do what’s right, and “live” for God. But all these good commitments were mere outward displays of a deep, selfish pride in my own moral righteousness. I looked really good on the outside, but inside I was spiritually dead. I did “good” things because it was my duty, not because it was my delight. Then God opened my blind eyes to my self-righteous sin, showed me the beauty of King Jesus, and filled me with His Holy Spirit – I had become a Christian!

One of the biggest changes I noticed in my life was that I began to find life, wisdom, peace, joy, and delight in God and His Word: His Word revived my soul, made me wise, rejoiced my heart, and gave sight to my blind eyes! Before my conversion, God’s Word seemed boring, but now it was exciting to me. Finally I had tasted that the LORD is good, and I began to long for the pure milk of the Word:

“Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation – if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.” (1 Peter 2:2-3)

This amazing transformation in my life or in anyone’s life is only possible because God’s perfect law, sure testimony, right precepts, and pure commandment – His Word – became flesh and dwelt among us, died on that cross, and rose again:

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God . . . And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:1, 14)

Jesus is the only One who lived out God’s law
passionately, personally, perpetually, profoundly, and perfectly!

Jesus is the final, full, and unforgettable sure testimony of God!

He’s the right precepts of God all in one Man!

He’s the purest commandment of God who can make the dirtiest sinner clean!

He’s the clean place Who makes all the ground around Him clean space
no matter how base
by His amazing grace!

He’s clean like you’ve never seen, perfect in every gene, the purest, holiest scene,
more majestic than any earthly king!

He became unclean on that cross where everything He lost as He counted the cost –
His love we can never exhaust
though we’re tossed, bossed, and by all manner of trials criss-crossed!

Through His death on the tree He makes dirt of every degree flee,
just make your plea and come and see
how you can be set free by the great One in Three!

No matter what your sin whether you’re addicted to skin, gin, what has been,
or all manner of darkness within –
Jesus can win!

For He didn’t just die when He let out the cry
into the dark sky
seen by every eye!

But He rose up from the grave so that you He might save, make you brave,
on your heart His law engrave,
and cause you to Him alone forever crave!

Do you crave God and His Word more than any other desire in your life?

Because of Jesus Christ and Him crucified, cry out to God again today to revive your soul, make you wise, rejoice your heart, and enlighten your eyes through His Word – and then take up and read!

 


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