Here is your e-votional for the week:
“The law of the Lord is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the decrees of the Lord are sure,
making wise the simple;
the precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is clear,
enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the Lord is pure,
enduring for ever;
the ordinances 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.”
Psalm 19: 7-10
In the midst of Psalm 19 we find these words about God’s Word. The Psalmist has tucked them in behind words about the majesty of God’s creation, and the connotations of this placement are unmistakable. As we look around the created world and marvel at what God has done, so too should we marvel at the Holy Words which we have received through time.
It is easy to look up at a snow capped peak, a tree in bloom, or a beautiful river cutting through a desert and be in awe. Those things speak to the human heart in very powerful ways, but are we not missing something when we do not allow Scripture to impact us in such a way.
Consider some of the more majestic phrases in Scripture, like this from Psalm 139, “If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me fast.” That’s one of my favorite passages, and I am sure you can think of many others.
When we miss the majestic beauty of some of these Holy Words which have come to us over the ages, we miss the beauty not just of God’s truth for us, but also the power of God’s creation. These words have traveled to you across the ages, and they are amazing things. In fact, they are perfect.
Prayer: Holy God, help me to love you more perfectly through my appreciation of Scripture. Let that Scripture not only be my teacher, but also my inspiration and the source of my love for you and this world. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.