Psalm 19, Part II (March 31, 2011)

[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.  [10] More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.  [11] Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.  [12] Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults.  [13] Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.  [14] Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:7-14 ESV)

Reason #5: Scripture Endures Forever.

1. Because it is Clean: No corruption exists within the pages of Scripture and thus it endures through all time; lies don’t hold up under scrutiny.

2. Isaiah 40:8; Ecclesiastes 12:13-14;

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. (Isaiah 40:8 ESV)

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 ESV)

Reason #6 & #7: Scripture is true and therefore righteous.

1. Because it’s Author is God: God is a faithful and true God, therefore his word is true.

2. The evidence of the righteousness and truth of God is seen most plainly in the person of Jesus Christ: “I cannot morally reckon him among the poor deluded souls who suffer from pathological delusions of grandeur. Nor can I reckon him among the great con men of history, a deceiver who planned and orchestrated a worldwide movement of mission on the basis of a hoax. Instead, I am constrained to acknowledge his truth. Both my mind and my heart find themselves drawn to yield allegiance to this man. He has won my confidence.” –Piper.

Hope in the Psalms

In Scripture we find Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. In Scripture we come into contact with the holiness of God, and as the knowledge of our imperfections overwhelms us, we see Jesus, the great rescuer, the one who brings us to God by grace through faith and the Scriptures resonate that glory and we are called to resonate it over again!

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