This psalm, too, has been a favourite for believers to memorise for thousands of years. Its thoughts are at the heart of the current debate over intelligent design or unintelligent design in nature. Nature and the Law of God give a twofold witness to the Living God! Two witnesses!
“The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul;”
This should resonate strongly with us. There is more going on in the actions of reading God’s word, dwelling on it, speaking it to one another – More than just the actions themselves!
God’s Spirit is at work in us, writing His law on our hearts (Jeremiah 31).
And this law, it revives us. It refreshes us and warns us, guides us.
Psalm 119 has a wonderful synergy with this, particularly verses 9-16.
And more, we are refreshed as with the living water Jesus speaks of in John 4.
Instead of the pleasures of the world that continue to dry us out (ever wanting more, never satisfied) – Instead of those, we have living water! A spring welling up to eternal life!
* Gracious Heavenly Father,
Thank You for Your word, Your law, Your precepts and testimonies.
Thank You that Your commandments are pure, Your rules are true, Your precepts are right, Your testimony is sure and Your law is perfect.
Please keep us from presumptuous sins and show us our hidden faults that we might repent. Please wash us clean today Lord God!