The Instructions of the Lord

Audio: Instructions of the Lord

I love the Bible. I love reading it and studying it. Reading the Bible most days for more than 30 years has changed my life for the better and it has slowly been renewing my mind.

Today in my devotions I read a passage from Psalms 19. It says…

“The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are clear, giving insight for living. Reverence for the Lord is pure, lasting forever. The laws of the Lord are true; each one is fair.” Psalms‬ ‭19:7-9‬ ‭NLT‬‬

In this passage we see that there are five ways God’s Words in the Bible are described.

  1. The instructions of the Lord are perfect
  2. The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy
  3. The commandments of the Lord are right
  4. The commands of the Lord are clear
  5. The laws of the Lord are true

I really love God’s Word as it really is perfect, trustworthy, right, clear and true.

It also shares some things the Word of God does in our lives.

  1. Revives the soul
  2. Makes us wise
  3. Bring joy to our hearts
  4. Gives us insight for living

Looking back now I am so glad I started the journey of reading and studying the Bible. It has added so much to my life.

Yes there have been times when it was super hard to read just one verse or even open it, but the discipline of doing it on the days I didn’t want to has blessed me and my family so much.

Reading and studying the Bible does revive the soul. It does make us wise. It does give us insight for living. And it does bring joy to our hearts.

Dear God, I pray for everyone who reads this blog post. I pray that You will give them a real love for the Bible. I pray that they will be able to read and study the Bible everyday. I pray that they will be revived, become wise and that You will give them insight for daily living. I ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.