Describing the Bible, Part II

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.  The statutes of the Lord right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.  The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.  More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Psalm 19:7-10

We looked at some of the characteristics of the Bible yesterday as found in these verses.  Today, we will look at some of the results of those characteristics.

1. It “converts the soul”
-Without the Word of God, how would we know about the salvation that it offers?  We would be hopelessly lost in the world without it.

2. It “makes wise the simple”
-We are born “simple”.  We just don’t know the things we need to know.  The Bible helps us with that.  If we will read it, study it and obey it, we will gain wisdom.

3. It “rejoices the heart”
-Outside of the statutes of the Lord, we have no real joy.  Joy is one of the fruits of the Spirit in Galatians 5.  We can rejoice in that we have found the truth!

4. It “enlightens our eyes”
-The Bible is referred to as a “lamp” in Psalm 119.  It illuminates the way through a dark world.  It is the only true source of light.

5. It “endures forever”
-There is no end to the Bible and to the Lord.  It endures forever.

When we stop to think about all of the things that the Bible and the Lord give us, how can we not be thankful?  How can we not praise the Lord for His goodness and mercy to us?  It saves us, makes us wise, gives us light to direct our way, gives us joy and rejoicing and it will never end.  What an amazing book!

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