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. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. (Psalm 19:7-11 ESV)
Hymn ELH 492:1,5,6 The Law of God Is Good and Wise
The Law of God is good and wise
And sets His will before our eyes,
Shows us the way of righteousness,
And dooms to death when we transgress.
The Law is good; but since the Fall
Its holiness condemns us all;
It dooms us for our sins to die
And has no power to justify.
To Jesus we for refuge flee,
Who from the curse has set us free,
And humbly worship at His throne,
Saved by His grace through faith alone.
Heavenly Father, Your perfect Law reveals my sins and condemns me. But Your beautiful Gospel brings me forgiveness and salvation through Your Son, Jesus Christ. In faith, help me to use Your Law in the ways you intend: as a curb, a mirror and a guide, always trusting in Christ and His work to save me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.