As you read through Psalms 19:7, you may find yourself struck by the beauty of the language and the wisdom it conveys.

The verse speaks of the law of the Lord, which is perfect and refreshing to the soul. It also describes the statutes of the Lord as trustworthy and capable of making the simple wise.

One way to think about this passage is to consider the law of the Lord as a kind of roadmap or guide for our lives. When we follow this guide, we are refreshed and renewed in spirit.

We feel more in tune with our true selves and with the divine purpose that animates us. This is why the law of the Lord is perfect – it leads us toward the very best version of ourselves.

But the law of the Lord is not just perfect – it is also trustworthy. This means that we can rely on it to guide us through life’s many challenges and uncertainties.

When we are faced with difficult decisions or complex problems, we can turn to the statutes of the Lord for guidance and wisdom.

In this way, the law of the Lord makes the simple wise, giving us the insight we need to navigate life’s twists and turns.

Ultimately, then, Psalms 19:7 reminds us of the importance of staying grounded in our faith and in the teachings the Word of God. When we do so, we are better equipped to face life’s challenges with courage and wisdom.

We can draw on the strength of our faith to guide us through even the darkest of times, knowing that the law of the Lord is perfect and trustworthy, and that it will never lead us astray.

So as you meditate on Psalms 19:7, take comfort in the knowledge that the law of the Lord is always there to guide and support you, no matter what challenges you may face.

Let the wisdom of God’s Law refresh your soul and make you wise in all your ways.

Posted by onthesolidrock in Daily Inspiration
The Lord Disciplines Those He Loves

The Lord Disciplines Those He Loves

I had met Jesus during the summer of 1990; what an amazing year! Through the efforts of a local church; my family was drawn to an encounter with God; an encounter that would change the course of our lives forever!


I was employed at the time by a local manufacturing facility. I was a project maintenance technician. My job was primarily to install new equipment, which also required fabricating the necessary support apparatus required; things like steel decking, catwalks, chutes, ladders and much more.


Now, prior to me becoming friends with Jesus, I was quite versed in the ways of the world. What I mean to say is that, among many other things, I had a serious cursing problem . . . I knew all the curse words and was quite proficient in that particular dialect.


However, when I met Jesus, everything began to change; especially my language. After about 6 months of walking with my new found Friend Jesus, I really thought I was making great progress.


One evening at work, a coworker who had a special knack for getting under my skin, was pushing the limits of my new found patience. He was really getting to me and I couldn’t take it anymore, so I spun around and gave him a real verbal tongue lashing, using some of the more disgusting vocabulary I had accumulated over the years.


Now, to be sure, this was not the first time I had delivered such a tirade to this man; but it was the first time I had done it since I’d became friends with Jesus! My coworker was equally versed in this crude American dialect, and as always, gave it right back to me. After he uttered his comeback, he stormed away in a huff!


I stood there feeling awful and quite disgusted with myself for having stooped so low. Since it was the night shift, I headed out back of the building and went outside.


I got on my knees, and looking to the dark sky, I cried out to the Lord; “Oh Lord, I can’t believe I said that to him.” In the quiet darkness, I thought I heard the Lord say back to me; “I do!”


I apologized to the Lord for the unkind and ugly words I had spoken to my coworker; and I asked God to forgive me. The Lord, as always in His kind voice, assured me that I was forgiven. I felt relieved, and as I stood up to go back inside, the Lord said to me; “Now I want you to go in there and apologize him.”




“Wait a minute Lord; you don’t know him like I know him. If tell him I’m sorry, I’ll never hear the end of it! He will only get even angrier with me.” I could tell that the Lord was serious about this and that He was not going let me get out of it.


So . . . I went and tracked down this guy whom I had excoriated a half hour ago. I pulled him aside and told him how very sorry I was that I had said such unkind words to him.


He looked intently at me; then he proceeded to tell what a blankety blank blank jerk I was and then he told me to go and blankety, blank . . . you get the idea!


He did just what I knew he would do . . . and I had it coming. The thing is; after God pressed me to do the right thing with that guy; the whole cursing thing was over and done with! I don’t think I have ever used a curse word since and it has been nearly 30 years!


God will discipline those He loves . . .


When was the last time God showed you some love?

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