Friday, April 29, 2011

Blessings Abundant

"Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off
but blessed is he who keeps the law."
Proverbs 29:18

No wonder our nation is in such a mess! There seems to
no longer be a vision for what is true and right and good.
But whatever happens to the nation as a whole,
blessing can be ours.

By keeping God's law.

Psalm 19 7-11 gives a beautiful picture of how we are
blessed by keeping God's Word hidden in our hearts:

1. We are brought to salvation.
"The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul." (v.7)

2. We are instructed in wisdom.
"The testimony of the Lord is sure,
making wise the simple."(v.7)

3. It brings us great joy.
"The precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart." (v.8)

4. It teaches us right from wrong.
"The commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes." (v.8)

5. It lasts forever, giving us something to
hold onto that will not leave us.
"The fear of the Lord is clean {without error},
enduring forever." (v.9)

6. It teaches us what is truth and righteousness.
"The rules of the Lord are true
and righteous altogether." (v.9)

7. It is our greatest possession.
"More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold." (v.10)

8. It gives us our greatest pleasure.
"Sweeter also are they than honey and
drippings of the honeycomb." (v.10)

9. It brings us our greatest profit in life.
"Moreover by them is your servant warned;
in keeping of them there is great reward." (v.11)

My prayer today:
"Declare me innocent from hidden faults. Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless and innocent of great transgressions. Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer."
Psalm 19:13-14

As we seek to be cleansed through His Word,


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