A mini lesson from the Psalms:
“The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart… May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19: 7, 8, 14
When we think of law we often think of something that keeps us from having fun. But here we see the opposite – law revives us, makes us wise, gives joy to the heart, gives light to the eyes, warns us,
and rewards us. That’s because God’s laws are guidelines and lights for our path, rather than chains dragging us down. Together, let’s be in God’s Word to know Him better and be guided by Him.
Would you change the way you live if you knew that every word and thought would be examined by God first? In this psalm David asks that God approve his words and thoughts as though they were offerings brought to the altar. As we begin each day, let’s determine that God’s love will guide what we say and how we think.
Polly Wegner, DCE
Director of Discipleship