Psalm 19:10 "They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb."
“They” are the law, the statutes, the precepts, the commands, the ordinances and the fear of the Lord. Each word other than fear basically means the law or knowledge. Fear is the reverence of the Lord, an awe or respect for Him.
David tells us in this psalm that the earth and the heavens declare the knowledge of the Lord to us. He then says the laws; statutes, etc.… are really beneficial for us. David recognizes the goodness of God’s word for prospering our life. We do not live by the law in an attempt to earn our salvation. But there is wisdom in living a moral and righteous lifestyle. Paul speaks to us in 1 Corinthians 10:23 about "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is constructive.” Paul also taught in Ephesians 2:8-9: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast.” By faith we come into this glorious salvation, which is a gift from God. But Paul also talks about working out our salvation with fear and trembling in Philippians 2. This is the salvation of our soul, which Romans 12 speaks about as transformation by the renewing of our mind.
You see our spirit is saved when we are born again, that is; we accept Christ’s sacrifice for our sin, which he took in our place. Our soul is being saved, which is the transformation of our thinking. Our body will be saved upon his return, whether we are alive or dead at that time.
So how do we become renewed in our minds? Through the word of God! For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)
As David said His word is more precious than gold and sweeter than honey. When the Lord breathes upon the scriptures for us, it personally transforms us through revelation. This word will bring life to us. This psalm is not talking about an impersonal set of decrees written in some legal tome. It is personal revelation ministered to us by the Holy Spirit as Jesus said in John 14. Verse 26 says: “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
David recognized the ability of God’s word to revive the soul, bring wisdom, and give joy to the heart and light to the eyes.
Prayer: "Lord, bring revelation and understanding to your word as I read it. Let it guide me and strengthen me each and every day in Jesus name. Amen."