July 25 True Riches

Image by Rich Aguilar

Image by Rich Aguilar


2 Chronicles 14:1-16:4; Romans 9:1-21; Psalm 19:1-14; Proverbs 20:1

“The law of the Lord is perfect
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the Lord is pure
making wise the simple;
the precepts of the Lord are right
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is pure
enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the Lord is clean,
enduring forever;
the rules of the Lord are true,
and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
and dripping of the honeycomb.
Moreover, by them is your
servant warned;
in keeping them there is
great reward.”
Psalm 19:7-11

Out in the open
for all to see
not under lock and key
like riches
that can be bought
by those who can
afford them,
Your Word freely given,
freely shared
with the world
has the power to do
what gold and silver
fail–
to lift my soul
from the deepest pit,
make light
the heavy burden
of sin and guilt.

Jesus,
The Word
made flesh
fulfilled the law’s
demands,
then did what I could not
do–
save myself,
make myself clean,
make myself pure,
make myself righteous,
become wise.

He is altogether
pure,
wise,
righteous
and clean.

Faith in Him
in His forgiveness,
in His redeeming love
is all the treasure I need.
He is my life and great reward.
Thank you, Jesus!

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