With the revelation of the New Testament, Jehovah has given to humanity all things that pertain to life and godliness (2nd Peter 1:3). Like the resurrection of Jesus, there are many infallible proofs that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, all-sufficient, authoritative word of God. David’s glowing words of praise in Psalm 19:7-11 declare several eternal truths about the glorious word of God.
- The commandment of the Lordis pure, enlightening the eyes. The Scriptures are brutally honest about its heroes. Noah got drunk; Abraham lied twice; Sarah laughed; Isaac lied; Jacob was deceitful; Judah was a fornicator; Moses murdered a man; David was an adulterer who plotted the death of a loyal servant. Sin is always sin, regardless of who commits it. Therefore, a wise man uses the perfect law of liberty as a spiritual mirror to see his flaws, weaknesses, and sins and to change his life accordingly. Because of the glorious word of God, spiritual insight is within the grasp of anyone who desires it.
- The fear of the Lordis clean, enduring forever. God’s word clearly distinguishes between those things which are perishable and only of benefit in this life and those things which are imperishable and of benefit in this life and beyond. Unlike the fear of man, the fear of God is good for both one’s body and soul (Luke 12:4-5). Unlike bodily exercise, godliness is profitable in this life and the life to come (1 Timothy 4:8). Fearing God and keeping His commandments are spiritual imperatives (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14). Because of the glorious word of God, a firm foundation for constructing one’s earthly life and building for eternity is available to anyone who desires it.
- The judgments of the Lordare true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover, by them Your servant is warned, and in keeping them there is great reward. The verdict that God will pronounce upon your life will be accurate and just. If He says: “Well done”, it will be because you have lived your life as His good and faithful servant (Matthew 25:21). If He says: “Depart from Me” (Matthew 25:41), it will be because you have lived your life wickedly with spiritual laziness (Matthew 25:26). There is no greater, higher, or wiser course in life than to live so that God is pleased with you. Because of the glorious word of God, you have all things necessary to fight the good fight victoriously, to finish the race of faith triumphantly, and to keep the faith acceptably, and thus receive the wondrous crown of righteousness.
I commend you to God and to the word of His grace!