Sermon preached on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Garden Valley Chapel; Psalm 19:8
8 The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
In our study of this wonderful psalm, we have paused to have a closer look into verses 7-9 that describe the ATTRIBUTES OF THE WORD.
The first two attributes we discussed are found in v. 7a -
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul...
As law, Scripture is authoritative giving God's "teaching" or "instruction" for life. It is God's manual for life.
It causes a total transformation and that is what is meant by "restoring the soul." God's Word is sufficient to transform a person. It is capable of taking a person from spiritual birth and grow them all the way to glorification. It is able to convert, it is able to save, it is able to transform, it is able to regenerate, it is able to sanctify.
So if you want change in your life, the place you go is the Word of God.
The second attribute is found in the latter part of v. 7 -
7 The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
Scripture is God's witness of Himself - affirming who He is and what He requires of man.
And David says that you can be sure of this. You can be certain indeed.
Whenever you open the Bible, you can be sure that God is speaking. In a world of things you can't trust, Scripture is said to be trustworthy. It is sure. And the benefit is that we are made wise.
This is so encouraging because the promise here is that Scripture is able to make the lowly, the fool, the undiscerning and make him wise.
Now we come to the third and fourth attribute of God's Word. Listen as Pastor Dave takes you to consider the wonderful truths of Psalm 19, verse 8.
8The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. (KJV)
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