Friday’s Column: Captain’s Blog
How much does your Bible mean to you? Each time we pick it up and read from its pages, we are reading the very words of God. God has revealed His Character, His will, and His love through inspired men. Each time we open our Bibles we are seeing the mind of God.
What an awe inspiring fact to think about.
We aren’t the first ones to feel this way.
In response to the perfect Law of God, David wrote Psalm 19. It is a tribute to the perfection of scripture. As we read through this chapter, David puts into words these feelings of awe and gratitude.
He begins by stating a fact that has always been true.
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork.”
In a psalm dedicated to the perfect Law of the Lord, David starts by praising the Author. The God of creation, who can be seen in every aspect of our world, is the One responsible for writing such a perfect book. We can look around and the world declares the glory of God. The Author of life itself gave us a book that leads to eternal life.
In verse 7 David describes the Law of the Lord as being perfect. Notice what this perfect Law does for us: it “revives the soul.” The words of God are sure and steadfast. They are truly perfect and are ever relevant to us, His creation.
We continue reading and he goes on to say that God’s Word:
- Gives us wisdom (wisdom we would otherwise never have)
- Is always right (there is no doubting, thinking that they might be wrong)
- His commandments are pure (no false motive)
- His word enlightens our eyes (we can now see the truth)
- His rules are true
- His word is righteous
With such a perfect Law, it is only natural that we should desire it more than Gold.
David says in verse 10 that the words we read in scripture are “sweeter than honey.”
His response to God’s word should be every Christian’s response. We should value and cherish God’s perfect Law.
The Bible is a blessing like no other. In its pages we are warned about the things we should avoid. By keeping His commands we receive a great reward. Psalm 19 is a beautiful tribute to a beautiful book.
With these facts in mind, how much does God’s book mean to you?