In an upside down world, where lunatics often reign, and personal safety remains uncertain; where calamity looms from every quarter, and I am incessantly bombarded and lied to by media and marketing spin doctors, God’s word stands firm as the one stronghold upon which I can stake my life. Fathom this:
- “The law of the Lord is perfect…” (blameless, complete, unblemished, intact).+ Can you think of anything in your world that can begin to compete with that claim? I can’t. And the effect of that truth upon my life?
It “restores (turns back, recalls) my soul”,+ which is prone toward seduction, wandering and duplicity.
- “The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy” (faithful, lasting, firm, established. Like a door post).+ What, let me ask you, in our defective world, can you point to that is “trustworthy”? Precious little, I would guess. And the effect of that truth upon my life?
It makes the “simple (the easily seduced, silly, foolish [Hey! That’s me!] exceedingly wise.”+
I don’t know about you, but in this world of charlatans, nutzoid fruitcakes and wolves, I need His exceeding wisdom to make it through life’s variegated minefields. (Matt. 10:16; Jms. 1:5-8)
- “The precepts of the Lord are right” (straight).+ No devious, doublespeak here, because His word never wavers. It can be counted on. (Josh. 21:45) And the effects of that truth upon my life?
It “rejoices” the heart. That is, it is an influence that makes me glad. Even gleesome!+
Again, in a world of terrorists, downsizing, gyrating currencies, car bomb explosions, and the specter of global warming, isn’t it nice to know that there is a source that can cheer my shopworn soul?
- The word of God is “more precious than gold…sweeter than honey.”+ And the effects of that truth upon my life?
I am warned and greatly rewarded.+ (See Prov. 3:16-18; 6:22, 23; Psa. 119)
So, my fellow pilgrim, are you regularly immersing your easily bartered, battered soul into the ocean of His love? A love that is revealed to us through unrushed, attentive, and prayerful processing of His Truth? If so, you are indeed the richest person in Babylon!
If not, you are a spiritual pauper in “Wacko World.”
My prayer is that you are having a great week!