The Law of the LORD Is Perfect

Psalm 19:7-9  

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the statutes 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, enduring forever; the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

We have previously looked at the first part of Psalm 19 “The Heavens Declare the Glory of God.” David first praised the wonders of the creation. Now in verses 7-9 he describes the wonders of God’s revelation through His inspired Word as recorded by Moses—His instructions and His laws.

God’s law is perfect and a perfect reflection of our awesome God. His law shows us how to turn back to God and why we should.

God’s law also “is distinct and certain, reliable, right, pure, holy, and true. Hence it revives those depressed by doubts, makes wise the unskilled (II Tim. 3:15), rejoices the lover of truth, strengthens the desponding (Ps. 13:4; 34:6), provides permanent principles of conduct, and by God’s grace brings a rich reward” (The Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary, note on Psalm 19:7-9).

For more about God’s wonderful law, see “The 10 Commandments for Today.”

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