7 The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the Lord are sure and altogether righteous.
10 They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.
11 By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
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The Lord is the Teacher (Verses 7-11)
God’s revelation of Himself through His creation is wonderful but it is limited. It only shows a glimpse of Who He is. Following the fall of humanity in the Garden of Eden, creation has been subjected to futility and bondage, so we need something that reveals more clearly the character of God. That “something” is the inspired Word of God.
Important to note: There is no conflict between what God does in His universe and what He says in His Word. It was by His Word that He created the worlds (Psalm 33:9), and it is by His Word that He controls the worlds (Psalm 33:11; Psalm 148:8).
As I’ve said before, the Law of the Lord gives us freedom because it shows us the path of blessing.
What are some of these blessings?
1. Reviving of the soul (v7)
2. Wisdom (v7)
3. Joy (v8)
4. Light (v8)
5. Confidence (v9)
6. Peace (v10)
7. Warning (v11)
8. Reward (v11)