Your Answer Is In The Bible

“The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul.”     Psalm 19:7 NLT

Worldly success can leave you empty, but here’s something that won’t: “The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul.”  Have your plans fallen apart?  Have you made a mess of your life?  Do you need direction?  Read this: “The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple” (v.7 NLT).  Have the things you thought would bring you happiness, ended up bringing you misery?  Read this: “The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart” (v.8 NLT).  Are you directionless, wondering where to go and what to do with your life?  Read this: “The commands of the Lord are clear, giving insight for living” (v.8 NLT).

The answers you’re seeking are in your Bible.  David was a brilliant soldier, a popular king, and a man with access to all the riches anyone could desire.  But he discovered these things don’t bring lasting joy.  What he found instead is that: “The laws of the Lord are true…They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold.  They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb.  They are a warning to your servant, a great reward to those who obey them” (vv.9-11 NLT).  What was David’s problem?  “How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart?  Cleanse me from these hidden faults.  Keep your servant from deliberate sins!  Don’t let them control me.  Then I will be free of guilt” (vv.12-13 NLT).  What was David’s solution?  Reading God’s Word daily, feeding the soul on it, and walking according to its precepts.

 

This message taken from: Daily Devotional – The Word For You Today