The word of God is full of “words” that express the revelation that God has given to man. The “law” is one of the many names that the “word” is called to show its various excellences. Some of the other names are: Testimonies, commandments, precepts, way, truth, judgements, righteousness, and statutes.
“Men of all ages have earnestly prayed to God for wisdom to understand it, and for grace to observe it faithfully.” (Adam Clarke) In Psalms 119:33-40, the writer pleads for help in the understanding and the ability to walk in God’s truths. He says, “Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes; and I shall keep it to the end. Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law; indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart. Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, for I delight in it. Incline my heart to Your testimonies, and not to covetousness. Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way. Establish Your word in Your servant, who is devoted to fearing You. Turn away my reproach which I dread, for Your judgements are good. Behold, I long for Your precepts; revive me in Your righteousness.”
May we all be blessed in reading and following God’s Word.
Wayne Bacon, Shepherd