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You’ll Find the Answer in the Bible

You’ll Find the Answer in the Bible

Worldly success can leave you empty, but here’s something that won’t: ‘The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul…’

Have your plans fallen apart? Have you made a mess of your life? Do you need direction?

Read this: ‘The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple’ (v. 7 NLT).

Have the things you thought would bring you happiness, ended up bringing you misery?

Read this: ‘The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart…’ (v. 8 NLT).

Are you directionless, wondering where to go and what to do with your life?

Read this: ‘The commands of the Lord are clear, giving insight for living’ (v. 8 NLT).

The answers you’re seeking are in your Bible. David was a brilliant soldier, a popular king, and a man with access to all the riches anyone could desire. But he discovered these things don’t bring lasting joy. What he found instead is that: ‘…The laws of the Lord are true…They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb. They are a warning to your servant, a great reward to those who obey them’ (vv. 9-11 NLT).

What was David’s problem?

‘How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults. Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me. Then I will be free of guilt…’ (vv. 12-13 NLT).

What was David’s solution?

Reading God’s Word daily, feeding his soul on it, and walking according to its precepts.

‘The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul…’  Psalms 19:7 NLT

Bob Gass

April 13th, 2015

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