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. They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb. They are a warning to your servant, a great reward for those who obey them. Psalm 19:7-11 (NLT)
Is my word really more valuable to you than the finest gold? That is a very good question. I usually ask good questions. Yes, you do. What is your answer to my question? I better not answer your question with my words alone. What do you mean by that? If I say that your word is more valuable to me than the finest gold then there should be some evidence of that in my life. I agree. How is my word more valuable to you than the finest gold? What has my word been doing in your life?
I meditate on your word. I consider deeply what you have to say to me. I allow your word to speak into my life. Your word revives my soul. Many times when I come to meet with you in your word I am weary and worn out. As I spend time with you in your word I know that you are refreshing and reviving my soul. I feel reinvigorated and reenergized to continue on doing what you have given me to do in life. What else?
Your word makes me wise. I am very prone to making dumb mistakes and unwise decisions. My life has left a trial of stupidity whenever I have relied solely on myself. You have never turned me away when I have come to you to ask for wisdom. You have generously given me wisdom from your word. My quick decisions have usually been foolish decisions. As I spend time with you in your word you have shown the wise decision to make and path to take. What else?
Your word has been changing my heart and transforming my mind. What does that mean? You are changing the way that I think. You are changing what I want to do. You are showing me how to live. All of this comes from your word. I’m having real joy in wanting to think your thoughts and walk in your ways. In fact, I want nothing else. I want nothing less. My desire is to live my life fully for you. I want to fulfill your purposes and plans for my life. These desires and this passion have come to me as I have allowed you to speak into my life with your word. Your word has become sweet and precious to me. I can see that in you. Will you continue in my word? Yes Lord, I will continue in your word. Speak to me I am listening. Your word really is more valuable to me than gold and sweeter also than honey. Yes, it is. You have answered my question with both your words and with your life.
Lord, your word is more valuable to me than the finest gold. Your word revives my soul. Your word gives me wisdom. You word brings me joy. I know that your word is trustworthy and true. Thank you that your word guides, guards, protects and blesses my life. Amen
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