Wednesday, February 18, 2009

...the wonderful sufficiency of God's Word

7 The law of the Lord 
is perfect,
reviving the soul;

the testimony of the Lord 
is sure,
making wise the simple;

8 the precepts of the Lord 
are right,
rejoicing the heart;

the commandment of the Lord 
is pure,
enlightening the eyes;

9 the fear of the Lord 
is clean,
enduring forever;

the rules of the Lord 
are true,
and righteous altogether.


Darrin said...

Thanks, Steve.
That reminder brought me to focus on the sanctity of all that is "of the Lord" (and not of ourselves).
So I also think of the grace of the Lord, the salvation of the Lord, the wisdom of the Lord, the wrath of the Lord, and on and on.
Praise to Him alone.

SJ Camp said...

Good word brother. Thank you.

The depth of those verses on the sufficiency and exhaustiveness of Scripture are so profound. No wonder the Psalmist said, "Oh how I love Thy law..."

Bill said...

Just the Word is enough. I never noticed how those verses were made up of three's. What the Word is called, it's characteristic, and what it does.

Thank you.

SJ Camp said...

That is a great truth when you see it isn't it? The law is perfect and it converts the soul...

Thanks for your comment.

The Seeking Disciple said...

How precious is the Word of God to those who love the Lord! My prayer is that God's Word would flood my mind and my heart leading to a deeper level of sanctification and passion for Christ and His glory.

SJ Camp said...

Well said my brother!

That is the prayer for my life too. To have all other things eclipsed by love for the Scriptures and love for the Savior.

Thank you for your comment.

Des said...

We are blessed to be living in a time when we have unlimited access to the Word of God. I shake my head in wonder when I look at my increasing collection of Bibles and I praise God to be living at this time in HIStory. I'm also reminded of William Tyndale and his sacrifice that continues to bless us all and has and continues to lead people to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ (Romans 10:17).

“I had perceived by experience, how that it was impossible to establish the lay people in any truth, except the Scripture were plainly laid before their eyes in their mother tongue, that they might see the process, order, and meaning of the text." ~ William Tyndale, Preface to The Pentateuch (1530)