Verse of the Day

Psalm 19:9-10

Reverence for the Lord is pure,
     lasting forever.
 The laws of the Lord are true;
     each one is fair.
 They are more desirable than gold,
     even the finest gold.
 They are sweeter than honey,
     even honey dripping from the comb. Psalm 19:9-10

The Laws of the Lord

God is a fair God. He treats each person with love and respect. His laws are fair and are meant to guide the people of God and lead them in the way they should go. His laws are true and should be desirable for the Christian. The laws of the Old Testament were meant to expose the sin of man and their need for restoration. Now that we live in a world after the cross of Christ and His salvation, His laws are not necessarily to expose our sin as much as they are meant to show us how to live.

For the Psalmist here, the laws are more desirable than gold and sweeter than honey. He loved the laws of the Lord because He loved the Lord. If we really love the Lord, then we will love His laws as well. We will long to please Him and bring Him glory through the way we live because we love the Lord. May your love for the Lord lead you to love all things about Him, including His laws.

A Prayer to Remember

Dear Lord,
You are the love of my life. May my love for you and your laws grow more and more everyday. Amen.