More of Godâ€™s Gifts
- More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold;
- sweeter also than honey and the extract of the honeycomb.
- Moreover by them is your servant warned. In keeping them there is great reward.
- Who can discern his errors? Forgive me from hidden errors.
- Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins. Let them not have dominion over me.
- Then I will be upright. I will be blameless and innocent of great transgression.
- Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight,
- Yahweh, my rock, and my redeemer. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Psalm 19:10-14 (WEB)
- Yesterday I studied the first 9 verses of this psalm and learned more about how much God loves and cares about me. He desires so much for me to be in a close relationship with Him that He teaches me through His many faceted ways. I spent some time yesterday looking at clouds and then the stars last night and thought some more about Godâ€™s magnificence.
- The psalmist tells me that Godâ€™s commands, ordinances, precepts, laws, and statues are better than gold! That in their wisdom I am warned; I am guided in Jesusâ€™ path that leads to more than I could ask or imagine! I do not start out to drive somewhere I have never been without first reading the directions, do I? Then spending time studying and learning Godâ€™s way seems like wisdom to me!
- Then the psalmist asks a pointed, right-on-the-point question: Who knows his/her own errors? I thought it was interesting that the question did not use the word â€˜sinsâ€™ but said â€˜errorsâ€™. It occurs to me that to be able to know my errors is to have an opportunity for correction that will come before sin! Godâ€™s ways will help me to avoid the sin that can so easily tangle me up! (Hebrews 12) And when my â€˜errorâ€™ comes because I ignored the warnings or just plain take a wrong turn â€“ I am reminded that Godâ€™s mercy, His forgiveness, is there. It has no limitation. Because of Jesusâ€™ sacrifice, there is no â€˜errorâ€™; there is no â€˜sinâ€™ that God will not forgive. Am I unworthy of such love? Well, duh. Again, it is the gift of Jesus, my Savior, that tilts the scales.
- The last verse is familiar. It is one that I have repeated on many occasions. I will be saying it more often. I have a new perspective on what the words means to me.
- â€œLord, may Your words that I think about and speak be pleasing to You because I speak and think of them often. In the midst of whatever storm or rocky path that I navigate, You and You alone, are my Rock and my Redeemer. Thank You, Lord, for these gifts. It is in Jesusâ€™ name I pray, Amen.â€
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