"The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing 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." Psalm 19:7-8
How many of us need joy today? How many of us need refreshment today? We spend so much time seeking joy in our relationships with family and/or friends. We spend so much time seeking joy in our work and/or our bank accounts. We look to hobbies and vacations to bring refreshment, only to be disappointed hours, days, and weeks later. We were created to live life fully and eternally. We were created to experience joy and refreshment. Psalm 19 tells us where our joy and refreshment can be found: it is found in God and in His Word. The psalmist says, "The law of the Lord is perfect, REFRESHING the soul." The psalmist goes on to say, "The precepts of the Lord are right, giving JOY to the heart." Today we will be tempted to seek for joy and refreshment in many people and in many places and in many things, but joy and refreshment can only be found in God and in His Word. Believe it today! Claim it today! Live in it today!