Today’s Reading is Psalm 19:7-9
The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;
the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.
My dad has a new doctor. The doctor wrote a prescription in a way that caused some confusion for the visiting nurse company. It took us about a week to work it out. Now that it’s all worked out, my dad is doing so much better. He’s glad for the healing the doctor has helped to bring into his life and he’s glad for the prescription because it contributed to his new state of health.
I was thinking how much the verses above are like a prescription for a healthy life. If we understand the instructions and apply them to our lives, we will be rewarded with the healthy outcome mentioned at the end of each line of the verse.
Maybe you’re all set but I could always use some more “reviving of the soul, making wise the simple, rejoicing the heart, and enlightening the eyes.”
Lord, You know us better than we know ourselves and You know our every need. You have written the “prescription” for our healing. Please help us to be faithful in following it. Amen.
Paula Barney firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Concern: Spiritual health, wholeness, and unity among all Christians.