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Read Psalm Chapter 19
Ps 19:9 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.
Are you aware that I believe God’s word? Do you know that I know the value of the words in our bibles? If you’ve been here long, you surely know how I feel about God’s word. I cannot live without it. I would still be steeped in hopelessness and despair, believing all the falsehoods that I was taught in my childhood. I would be doomed to believe that the homosexual has no hope whatsoever, that God had already given up on anyone who was attracted to the same gender. Or, I could be one of those in the world who believes that our Lord approves of same-sex behaviors. God’s word saved my life by revealing the real truth about salvation, grace, mercy and forgiveness.
The Psalmist had many things to say about this. I love the ways he described God’s word in this passage.
The fear of the LORD is pure – without our reverence and respect for God and His holiness, there is no pathway to purity.
The fear of the LORD endures forever – To truly know Him and His holiness is to remain in His pathway forever. Someone who has real reverence and respect for Him will cling to it with every fiber of his being. Hence, it is vitally important to know His truth, found only in His word.
The ordinances of the LORD are sure and righteous – of course they are; they were penned by Him through the Holy Spirit’s work revealing truth to His chosen, anointed messengers.
They are more precious than gold – yes, gold could not have given us the words which led us to eternal life. There is no life in gold or any other precious metal.
They are sweeter than honey – honey provides physical nourishment for our bodies. It is a natural, pure food which is valuable not only to humans, but wild animals as well. But it cannot supply us with eternal life.
By them we are warned – His word clearly tells us about those things in life which will destroy us, including homosexual behaviors. The truth about its danger is found nowhere else but in God’s word. There might be some other writings which warn man about homosexuality, but they are not likely to tell mankind that living unbridled, unrepentant, willful lives will lead a man to destruction.
In keeping them there is great reward – this is the main truth which most of mankind cannot see, or refuses to believe. The man or woman who seeks our Lord’s truth, accepts Jesus as Savior, and follows Him will indeed receive great reward. We are not leaving SSA just because it is harmful; we are leaving it behind because there is great reward in doing so. We are seeking a great reward in Heaven, where eternal bliss awaits each of us. Our goal is a positive one, not a negative one.
Prayer: Thank You for Your word – completely true and trustworthy. Without it, we could not find our way out of the mess of this world. We could not find our way to Jesus Christ, the only way to eternal life. Thank You again and again!!!!