The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul.
Psalm 19 begins as David sees the glory of God displayed in the heavens and as the skies proclaim the works of his hands. That display and declaration is always there day after day … night after night v.2 so that as Paul points out in Romans 1.20 we are ‘without excuse’ if we even attempt to say we did not know there was a such a God as the God of the Bible.
But while creation leaves us without excuse, such revelation that creation provides needs to be backed up and augmented by the Word. So as the Psalm progresses and the greatness of God is extolled David moves to God’s spoken and written word as the climax of his revelation (v.7-11) and it is this we will focus on for the next few days.
The heavens do indeed declare the glory of God but while created good and very good, they, like the rest of creation were affected by the fall (Romans 8.22) but
The law of the LORD is perfect.
This truth is picked up by James when he writes
The man who looks into the perfect law that gives freedom and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it – he will be blessed in what he does.
Does your soul need reviving today? Are you borne down with issues and cares? Does your walk with Christ feel hard going? Is life a burden?
Then turn to God’s word – The (perfect) law of the LORD.
David and James wrote from personal experience under the direction of the Holy Spirit, and they found themselves revived and blessed by God’s perfect law.
God does not change and he will do the same for you today!