“The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul” (Psalm 19:7-11, NLT)
In Psalm 19 David declared the eminence and significance of God’s law.
In general, God’s instructions refer to all His laws or commands but can specifically refer to Genesis through Deuteronomy, the written code given through Moses.
We should consider God’s instructions to be His complete revealed Word in the Bible, Old and New Testaments, Genesis through Revelation.
According to the psalmist, God’s instructions are relevant to your life because they are perfect, trustworthy, right, clear, true, fair, desirable, and sweet (vs. 7-10).
And, if you read God’s instruction manual, the psalmist says that these are some of the benefits you will receive from following its instructions:
- make you wise beyond your own ability
- bring joy and happiness to your life
- describe how God wants you to live
- warn about sin and disobedience to keep you on the right path
- give satisfaction and fulfillment in this life and the life to come
We should value the Bible as God’s instruction manual for knowing and understanding Him and how He wants us to live and what He wants us to do with our lives.
Because if we want to obey God, it is necessary that we know what His instructions are and then follow them by applying them to our lives.
And, if you desire to live for God each day, then you need to consult God’s instruction manual, the Bible, each day.