Mighty Words to Live By

Saturday, July 17, 2010 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

While doing my devotional reading this morning from Psalms 19, I began to take an excerpt of the text to share an exhortation for my blog. I quickly realized that this Psalm, like many others, provides its own best commentary.

Read prayerfully and thoroughly. These indeed are mighty words to live by!

Psalm 19

     1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
       the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

    2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
       night after night they display knowledge.

    3 There is no speech or language
       where their voice is not heard. [e]

    4 Their voice [f] goes out into all the earth,
       their words to the ends of the world.
       In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,

    5 which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion,
       like a champion rejoicing to run his course.

    6 It rises at one end of the heavens
       and makes its circuit to the other;
       nothing is hidden from its heat.

    7 The law of the LORD is perfect,
       reviving the soul.
       The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
       making wise the simple.

    8 The precepts of the LORD are right,
       giving joy to the heart.
       The commands of the LORD are radiant,
       giving light to the eyes.

    9 The fear of the LORD is pure,
       enduring forever.
       The ordinances of the LORD are sure
       and altogether righteous.

    10 They are more precious than gold,
       than much pure gold;
       they are sweeter than honey,
       than honey from the comb.

    11 By them is your servant warned;
       in keeping them there is great reward.

    12 Who can discern his errors?
       Forgive my hidden faults.

    13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
       may they not rule over me.
       Then will I be blameless,
       innocent of great transgression.

    14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
       be pleasing in your sight,
       O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.