- “The precepts (regulations, requirements or commandments) of the Lord are right” (Psalm 19:8). This concept was used to express that God’s law influenced all social relationships so strongly that they would reflect the pure conduct and fellowship between God and man. The word “right” has an interesting meaning in that it is for immediate, early, straight-a-way application to the individual and all his relationships. God’s Word is applied quickly because it is “right”.
- “The commandment (Instructions, order) of the Lord is pure” (Psalm 19:8). The idea of absolute unmixed and highest quality in His commands is further emphasized in verse 9; that our attitude is “fear or reverence or a worshipping respect of the Lord is clean”. To consider anything less than this degree of holy devotion is not what God’s Word deserves.
- The end of verse 9 sums up these points and the ones from yesterday; “the rules (judgment with the authority of a judge) of the Lord are true (genuine, real) and righteous altogether (shown to be right, acquitted).”
While these terms used by David have overtones of legal meaning, that is intentional. If we are going to allow Scripture to exercise AUTHORITY over our lives, we must understand where that authority comes from and why it exists. It is in the person and character of God Himself. HIS WORD REFLECTS HIMSELF!
In the next blog we’ll go back over these verses and see the glorious work that God’s Word does in us. How do you react when the application of Scripture becomes very personal to you? Do you ‘change the subject’, avoid thinking seriously about convictions that are coming upon you? Or do you ask God to align your life and practice with His Word?