"The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing to the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous." Psalm 19:7-9
Many times when I talk to people about God's Word, their perceptions of the Bible are that there are just too many rules and regulations that make life miserable and unbearable. The overall perceptions of God's Word today is that it is outdated or it is no longer needed or applicable to daily life. Yet many of these same people live life without true joy, without purpose and intention. They continue to search and search for joy but can't seem to catch it or hold on to it. They are looking for purpose in their life and can't find it. TRUE JOY COMES FROM THE LORD! Purpose comes from the Lord! The Word of God is "perfect" and "refreshing to the soul." The Word of God gives "joy to the heart" and "light to the eyes." Once we embrace Jesus Christ as Savior, we begin to understand that God's Word is alive and active. It is relevant for every circumstance in life. It is powerful and encouraging. It actually gives us purpose and intention in this life. It's not just rules and regulations. It's not outdated or unbearable. It is radiant and righteous! It is truth! It is life! It is joy! Open God's Word and allow it to fill your heart and mind. Allow it to transform you from the inside out. Then you will find that TRUE JOY COMES FROM THE LORD!