The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul. Psalm 19:7, NASB
After an extended workout at the gym, or a long bike ride on a scorching day, a refreshing sports drink can restore the body’s electrolytes. After a grueling week to hit a project deadline at work, a long weekend can restore one’s strength. And after a prolonged time of trouble leading to a diminished faith, the Word of God can restore the soul.
Or so says the psalmist David, who, given his life’s up-and-down path, should know. But restoring the soul is not all the Word of God can do. It can make the simple wise, it can bring joy to the heart, and it can enlighten the eyes (Psalm 19:7-8). And who wouldn’t want more of those benefits? It is more valuable than gold and sweeter than honey (verse 10). Who would turn that down? But to get all those benefits, we must embrace the Word. The more we do, the more of those benefits we will desire—and we will dig deeper and deeper.
If those benefits appeal to you, don’t miss a day reading and studying God’s Word. The more you do, the more you will be blessed!
The Bible is the book of my life. It’s the book I live with, the book I live by, the book I want to die by. N. T. Wright
Warning His Servants, Psalm 19:7-11 – Pastor Chuck Smith – Topical Bible Study