Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Psalm for Sunday, July 14, 2013
Psalm 19: 8, 9, 10, 11
“Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.”
God’s statutes refresh our soul; they give "wisdom to the simple;" they "rejoice our hearts;" they are more "desirable than gold, sweeter also than honey."
“The law of the Lord is perfect,
refreshing the soul.” The Psalm speaks to us of the joy
that is stirred up in our hearts when
we follow the Lord’s commands.
Our Savior Lord Jesus came to fulfill
the law and make us right with the Lord.
If we are to imitate the divine life,
everything we need to know is found
in God’s Law. Obeying the Law brings
We are kept from willful sins by the Law.
Obey the Law and we will be able to walk
as God fearing people. As our psalmist
explains, the Law of the Lord is in fact a
source of joy, something to be desired,
because the Law gives us wisdom and
provides us with something we can trust.
It is through the inspired Word of God that
we know His commandments and through
this Psalm that we know His Law is a source
of refreshment, a source of joy. His statutes
do not bind us, they set us free.
The reading of the Law should not
make us sad, but be a source of rejoicing.
Give us ears to hear!
Discussion Questions for Reflection
1. Our Psalm response this Sunday is,
"Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life."
Tell of how God's commandments are for
you uplifting and nourishing.
2. Our psalmist says that God's ordinances
are for him 'sweeter than honey.' Explain what
this verse means to you.