Friday, January 8, 2016

Psalms 19:7-9 -- On Truth and Beauty

"The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether."
Psalms 19:7-9

This is a beautiful little selection I think.  I like the descriptions... perfect, sure, right, pure, clean, true and righteous.  I also love what it tells us about God's goals.  He wants us to be converted, wise, happy, enlightened, and for use to be those things forever.  It isn't just the imagery and the wording though.  God and his gospel really are true and righteous forever. :)  Since his law is perfect and his testimony is sure, then all of these things make sense, and we can have confidence in them. He helps us to be happier, to see more clearly, and we can be there, with him through the forever that he promises.  So, the verses are beautiful, but the truth within them is even more beautiful.  Today, let's see the beauty in God's word and in his gospel in our lives.

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