Psalm 19:7 “The law of the LORD is perfect,”
[You make no mistakes, Lord–what you revealed is exactly right, perfectly presented, totally trustable. Your law is without flaw, without error, without lack. It is the one thing in this world that we can fully lean on. It is like an open door, beckoning us into the garden of your delights.]
“reviving the soul.”
[To learn your law, to obey your ordinances brings life, refreshment, growth and strength to our souls; that is, to our minds, our wills and our emotions. In learning to think your thoughts, our soul is brought more in line with what you originally intended—giving us a tiny taste of pre-fall goodness, a tangible touch of eternity. Praise you for putting it within our grasp by putting perfection within your Word.]
“The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,”
[Your revelations are absolutely right, fully true, totally correct and therefore we can rest in them. Even if people take some verses out of context and twist them to their own purposes, that does not negate the genuine wisdom stored up in your statues for those who handle and understand the Word of God correctly, taking it at face value and in full context.]
“making wise the simple.”
[We are all foolish in our natural, fallen selves, and in the light of your deep and wide, full and powerful wisdom. In comparison with you, Lord, we are all very simple. Especially in the light of your complexity, your creativity, your designing all aspects of the universe with deep detail–just think of the structure of a cell, as complex as any city, complete with systems of communication, transportation and manufacturing.
And who can understand the power that holds together the positive protons in the nucleus of an atom? Who can know the paths of the stars? Who can know what is right in every situation? Only you, Lord God–and you have graciously revealed a portion of that wisdom with us in your Word.
Praise you for your generosity in sharing some of your deep, wide and powerful thoughts with us! Help us today to admit our simplistic approach to life and to embrace instead your rich wisdom, submitting ourselves to your Way, your Word, your Wonderful love–doing good to our enemies, praying for those who persecute us, blessing those who harm us, giving thanks in all things.]