In Whom I Trust (Psalm 19 – 20)

Chapter 19 is full of passages that are well-known and used for theological study.  For instance, “The heavens declare the glory of God: and the firmament shows His handiwork,” is a Scripture used to show that no man can truly deny the existence of God.  The expanse of the Earth, and the majesty of the Sun are evidence of the Creator.  David then goes on to lift up the greatness of God’s teachings and law,

“7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;

The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;

8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;

The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;

9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;

The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

10 More to be desired are they than gold,

Yea, than much fine gold;

Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned,

And in keeping them there is great reward.”

David’s reverence for the law of God is high, and he lifts up the Scriptures as his guide for life and action.  He then utters the famous benediction:  “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.”

Psalm 20 is a prayer for deliverance for God’s people, and for their desires to be fulfilled.  David also follows that up with a guarantee that God will answer from heaven with His strong right hand.  He says, “7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses;
But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.”

So many times David lifts up the value of the word of God.  This is one of those first instances when David extols the Scriptures and the law of God.  His plan is good.  Be a man or woman of the Word.  Live in God’s laws.  If you do, you cannot fail.  If you don’t, your spiritual ignorance may be the source of your pain and suffering, or even the path to failure.  Let the Word of God be your guide.  Revere it, take it in, live it, and you will have victory through your King!

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