Psalm 1, Psalm 19, 2 Timothy 3:1-4:8
A righteous man is counseled by the law of the Lord. This law is life giving and refreshing. The more disdain for the way of the wicked the greater the delight in the Law of God. While God’s Word is likened to streams of water it brings to mind that the Word of God is living and moving. The freshness of the imagery is contrasted with the destruction of sinners.
The general revelation theme is displayed in vs 1-6, vs 7-11 shows special revelation, vs 12-14 display matters of the heart and soul. Gods glory is displayed to all. God’s handiwork is displayed for all to see in heaven. It is not hidden on earth to only a few nations here or there, but in the sky where every person can look heavenward and see the sermons of God to all people.
As in Psalm 1 The law of the Lord revives and makes men wise. Keeping God’s law is not only able to warn the follower and there is great reward in its keeping. How we seldom esteem the law of God as we should. Do we value it more than gold or gems? We come far short of what is required by God’s Word that is the ultimate standard of life and faith.
Verse 12 is a verse of hope the hope of being declared innocent. We are so blind to all our own sins we need God’s grace to even realize the sins we commit. Only with the grace of God are we kept from greater and greater sins. VS 14 feels like it should be at the start of the Psalm and not the end, it seems as if it should be a precursor to our time with God. Yet should we not go about our day meditating on God’s law? Should we not watch our words when we are in the world?
2 Timothy 3:1-4:8,
In the last days ignorance of the Word of God leads to godlessness. Not only that but as Jannes and Jambres opposed the truth, these last days we are faced by all manner of knowledge seekers that are unable to arrive at the truth of God. We are to be opposite and follow the teaching of Paul. Holding on to the Scripture that is breathed out by God. We must not allow ourselves to be deceived as the evil people try to change what we have firmly believed.
Praise God for the charge of Paul! Preach the Word in and out of season. Our charge is to be faithful to the Word of God. Even when people will go after what pleases their ears, giving themselves teachers that will suit them and their passions. I pray that I can be faithful and finish the race as Paul did. We must remember that our charge is to God and that He who charges us is He who judges us.