Lessons Learned from Psalms
Psalms is one of my favorite books in the Bible. Its truths are worded in such a beautifully poetic way. One of my favorite chapters in Psalms is chapter 19. There is no way I can word it as beautifully as King David did, so why don’t you read it for yourself!
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat. 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. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Wow! This chapter is just dripping with encouragement. I love how it vividly portrays how God’s Word can be an encouragement in our every day lives. God’s Word gives us joy and light to our eyes. When we meditate on Him we are radiant! The end of Psalm 19 is also a fantastic prayer to God asking for help. We cannot do anything on our own. We have sinful desires, but with God all things are possible. With Jesus’ help today, you can think the best of everyone and seek the positive in all situations. Thanks you Jesus for your love for me!