Guidance from God the Father is called the law! But it is also called His testimony, His precept, His commandment, His judgements that come from fear of the Lord. Certainly God's law is perfect and can restore your soul. He can make wise the simple. Most importantly the commandments of God have an affect on the heart of leaders.
Psalm 19:8 (NIV)
8 The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.1
- 7. The law is described by six names, epithets, and effects. It is a rule, God’s testimony for the truth, His special and general prescription of duty, fear (as its cause) and judicial decision. It is distinct and certain, reliable, right, pure, holy, and true. Hence it revives those depressed by doubts, makes wise the unskilled (2 Ti 3:15), rejoices the lover of truth, strengthens the desponding (Ps 13:4; 34:6), provides permanent principles of conduct, and by God’s grace brings a rich reward.
- 12. The clearer our view of the law, the more manifest are our sins. Still for its full effect we need divine grace to show us our faults, acquit us, restrain us from the practice, and free us from the power, of sin. Thus only can our conduct be blameless, and our words and thoughts acceptable to God.2
Consider the Word of God today and the light it is shining on your personal path. His comfort will give joy in the midst of these violent times.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
Deeper Still Missions
2 Jamieson, R., Fausset, A. R., & Brown, D. (1997). Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible (Vol. 1, pp. 352–353). Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.
1 The New International Version. (2011). (Ps 19:8). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
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