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October 7, 1999

Finding God (Part Two)

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The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. PSALM 19:7
What does God’s law tell us about God?
Answering this helps us understand where we are putting our faith each morning as we pack up our briefcases and head into our work worlds. The second section of Psalm 19 reveals not only what God’s law tells us about God, but also what we can expect if we live within that law.
God’s law is perfect, trustworthy, right, radiant, pure, enduring forever, sure, altogether righteous, precious, and sweet. Therefore, God is perfect, trustworthy, right, radiant, pure, enduring forever, sure, altogether righteous, precious, and sweet. And what good does all of that do us as we lace each day? It revives the soul, gives wisdom to the simple, gives joy to the heart, and gives light to our eyes (Psalm 19:7-10).
Read back over those descriptions and promises, and ask yourself anew the value of putting your faith in and aligning your actions with God’s law. This isn’t to suggest a legalistic approach to life. It’s to suggest the high measure of respect—of unsuppressed awe—that should come with understanding what is revealed about God through His law.
The psalmist sums it up well and leaves us with a challenge that offers hope for the moment, hope for the day, and hope for eternity: “By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward” (v. 11).

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