(Psalm 19:7-11 ESV) The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
“Revival is nothing else than a new beginning of obedience to God.” -Charles Finney
Life has a way of sapping (and sometimes slapping) the life right out us. We get busy, overwhelmed, frustrated, etc. and before you know it, we are gasping for air. Have you ever felt that way?
I often feel that way when I have disconnected from reading Scripture. A casual glance at the verses in Psalm 19 reminds us that interacting with God through Scripture provides many benefits. Rejoicing, enlightenment, righteousness, wisdom; all come from meditating on God’s precepts.
His word is more desirable than the purest form of gold; sweeter than the fresh honey still dripping from the honeycomb.
So, if you need to be brought back to life (revived), search out the great wisdom that is found in the Bible. Remember, faith comes from hearing (consuming) the Word of God.
PRAYER: Father, thank you for reminding me that weariness comes when I’m disconnected from your law. Help me consume, comprehend, and commit to a lifestyle of obedience to your precepts. For it is in the “doing” that my reward materializes. Amen.