Daily Devotional Overview:
In this daily devotional, you will reignite your motivation to dive into God’s Word as Pastor James MacDonald guides you through six things God Himself promises His Word to accomplish in those who hide it in their hearts. We’ll look at Psalm 19 and examine the reality that Scripture has the power to transform; bring wisdom, joy, & justice; enlighten; and stabilize its teachable readers.
- Psalms 139:23-24
God Promises His Word to be Transformative
The law of the Lord is so comprehensive that it’s able to totally transform the inner person.
Psalm 19:7 says, “The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul” (NKJV). I love that phrase, “the law of the Lord.” The word law means the Torah, “the law for life, rule for living.” When God’s Word is spoken of as law, it means the norm or the standard by which every action is measured. So whose law is it? The Bible is the law “of the Lord.”
God says about His own Word that it’s “perfect.” The word perfect means literally “all-sided” or “many-faceted.” It means “all encompassing” or “thorough in every respect.” In fact this “law of the Lord” is so comprehensive that we are told that it is effective in “converting the soul.”
What Scripture is telling us is that God’s Word is the answer to our soul problem. To paraphrase what is written: “God’s law is so totally comprehensive that it is able to convert a soul.” The word convert is fantastic. Some translations use the English word “revive” or “restore,” but the most accurate meaning is “transform.”
God promises that His law is so totally comprehensive that, whatever the condition of the individual soul, His Word can transform it from top to bottom, from inside to outside, from past to future.
Scripture changes you to the very core of who you are as a person.
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