Thought to Ponder: The Answer in the Book!!!
The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul.”Ps 19:7 NLT
Worldly success can leave you empty, but here’s something that won’t: “The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul.” Have your plans fallen apart? Have you made a mess of your life? Do you need direction? Read this: “The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple” (v. 7 NLT). Have the things you thought would bring you happiness, ended up bringing you misery? Read this: “The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart” (v. 8 NLT). Are you directionless, wondering where to go and what to do with your life? Read this: “The commands of the Lord are clear, giving insight for living” (v. 8 NLT). The answers you’re seeking are in your Bible. David was a brilliant soldier, a popular king, and a man with access to all the riches anyone could desire. But he discovered these things don’t bring lasting joy. What he found instead is that: “The laws of the Lord are true…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 to those who obey them” (vv. 9-11 NLT). What was David’s problem? “How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults. Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me. Then I will be free of guilt” (vv. 12-13 NLT). What was David’s solution? Reading God’s Word daily, feeding his soul on it, and walking according to its precepts. (bob gass)