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,
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. Psalm 19:7-11
Such beautiful words weaving over and under — the Word of the LORD, the Truth that It is, and just what it will do in the heart of the believer. Read these verses slowly, emphasizing all that God points out to us. These words become that perfection that is better than honey that is described near the bottom. Sweet, nutritious, bountiful, a joy to read, a meditation that soaks in deeply.
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 19:14
Father, I pray that as we read Your Word, we hear Your Truth with the eyes and ears of our hearts. I pray that It will penetrate deeply to our very soul. I ask for Your peace to rain on us as we read, that we will comprehend the vastness of the Truth, the beauty of Your world, the greatness of Who You are. Your Word teaches and reveals. It speaks to each one of us in various ways, yet You direct our understanding when we allow that. May it be so. Father, thank You for Your Word. May I spend time in It with You more regularly and in a deeper way than I have. I love You, LORD. In the Name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
To catch up on the previous days of this 31 day challenge, you can find them listed here.
The photo and Psalm come from “The Psalms from Greyfriars’ Abbey: the Daily Psalter, written and read by Brother Anthony of the Cross” @ http://thepsalmsbybrotheranthony.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/psalm-197-11/