David, Law & Salvation
Synopsis Psalm 18:39-19:12 9/3/2021
David wrote poetically about the law. Specifically, he described how the heavens are filled with glory. For example, the sun and moon and stars are all glorious. And in like manner, so is the law of God.
In fact, he described the perfection of God’s law. And he spoke of how the law refreshed his soul.
Moreover, he associated the law with cultivating the “fear of the Lord”. And for him, the “fear of the Lord” is pure, enduring forever.
In conclusion, David observed that the law is more desirable than gold. And it is sweeter than honey.
The Law and Salvation
David loved the law of the Lord because it empowered him and made him free to serve God.
If God never revealed His will, then no one could know it. And if no one could know His will, then no one could do it. Thus, relating to God rightly would be practically impossible without His revelation.
Perhaps it is for this reason that St Jerome once wrote, “…ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ”
“So then the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.” Rom 7:12