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A Look at Psalm 19 – Part 4

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Today we’re progressing through Psalm 19:7-11 and will concentrate solely on verse 9:

“The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the
judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.”

Remember, we’re looking at our benefits package as followers of Jesus Christ. His Word is full of wisdom, understanding, revelation, joy, comfort, and peace when we not only read it, but it into practice in our daily lives.

You might think by reading the beginning of this verse that we’re to be in fear of the Lord or fearful of Him but that’s not what it is referring to. ‘The fear of the Lord’ in the Old Testament refers to reverencing, honoring, worshipping God. So when this verse says that the fear of the Lord is clean and endures forever, it is speaking to the fact that reverencing the Lord, worshipping Him is clean and pure and it will last forever. Even in Heaven today the angels and heavenly hosts are before the Throne praising and giving glory, honor, and worship to God because He is good and He is from everlasting to everlasting (and that’s forever).

You will find other scriptures that speak about the benefit of worshipping the Lord. Both in Proverbs 1:7 and Psalm 11:10, Solomon and King David said that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. If you want to be wise, then worship God. One Biblical definition of wisdom says that is it the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting. God’s wisdom gives you insight but it begins as you bow in worship because of what He has done for you. He is worthy of your praise and worship (worth-ship).

If gaining supernatural wisdom and insight to conduct your life isn’t enough, God says you’ll also be satisfied. It’s like eating a good meal. When you’ve finished, you’re satisfied and full. His life in you will be full, rich, and overflowing. How can you not be satisfied?

The whole duty of man – man’s main purpose – Solomon said is to reverence and worship God and keep His commandments, His Word. You can take God’s Word to the bank because it’s true, trustworthy, sure. His judgments are righteous. That means they are right.

Spend time today worshipping the Lord and expect to receive His benefits of wisdom, knowledge, and revelation in Him.

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