Psalm 19:1-7, 2 Peter 1:1-7, 2 Timothy 3:15-17.
Psalm 19:7 ESV
The law of the Lord is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
making wise the simple;
Have you ever had a moment in life where you messed up? Maybe you said the wrong things, or you failed to do the right ones, and you got into trouble with your parents or best friend. You realized then how imperfect you are, and that your sin caused another person to be hurt. Sin dismantles God’s work in our lives, but the Bible is there to restore us and make us complete. That’s what perfect means: complete. Not boring, or unreal, but complete. And what this verse is telling us today is that God’s word is there to complete us on our journey with God.
The word of God is “perfect”, this means we can trust it and rely on it more than what we hear on the news (which can often be wrong on reporting things), or what we heard our friends tell us about somebody else (which can often be gossip). God can be trusted, and if He is trust worthy, we should trust Him with our lives too. Just like David trusted God when he went to face Goliath or Jesus right before He faced the Cross, wherever we are in our lives we can trust God and His word.
The Bible is also there to provide for us wisdom: the ability to make decisions that honor God. If we want to honor God, we must hear what He has to say about what pleases Him and does us good as well (not only for our salvation, but for how we handle life’s daily tasks and responsibilities). Without God’s word we are simple, or foolish. We will run to sin without hearing what God has to say about its dangers.
Today, ask yourself three things:
1) What does it mean to trust God?
2) If your trust God, why should you trust His word?
3) How has the Bible impacted my life since I’ve started reading it. Or if you haven’t read it before, why should you go and begin reading it?