AUGUST 7, 2023
Daily Reading – Psa. 18-21 / Acts 28:17-31
Psalm 19:11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
What does every State Lottery prove? What does the Publishers Clearing House, with their promise of wonderful jackpots verify? What is the one thing that all the Casino’s popping up all over the world attests to? It is that people want a GREAT REWARD. It also proves sadly, that people do not want to work for, or earn such a reward. The Bible tells us exactly where we can find the really GREAT REWARD. It is by reading, believing, and following the words of God.
In Psalm 19 David lays out in great detail the benefits a person receives by trusting God’s Word. He refers to it with many accurate terms. He calls it the law, the testimony, the statutes, the commandment, the fear, and the judgments of the LORD. Each term holding a special meaning. There are many laws of the Lord. The laws handed down to Moses are the most thought of. However, there is also the laws of nature given by God, and the law of Grace extended through His Son Jesus. Testimonies tell of truths. Statues are often seen as appointments given to man by God. Commandments are orders given by a trusted leader. Fear speaks of respect or worship, and judgments are pronouncements of justice. David says these things are perfect, sure, right, pure, clean, true, and righteous altogether. What will these words do? They convert the soul, make us wise, bring joy to our heart, give us guidance in life and last forever. Sounds like a really Great Reward to me.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
Instead of looking for a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, why not get real treasure from the pages of your Bible. David said in Psa. 19:10 it is, “More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold:”
Why gamble when you have a sure thing?
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director