So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
We are quickened to the study of wisdom by considering both the pleasure and the profit of it. All men relish things that are sweet to the palate, but many have no relish for the things that are sweet to the purified soul, and that makes us wise unto salvation.
The Holy Scripture is of much greater benefit to us than day or night, than the air we breathe, or the light of the sun. To recover man out of his fallen state, there is need of the word of God. The word translated “law,” maybe rendered doctrine, and be understood as meaning all that teaches us true religion. The whole is perfect; its tendency is to convert or turn the soul from sin and the world, to God and holiness. It shows our sinfulness and misery in departing from God and the necessity of our return to him. This testimony is sure, to be fully depended on: the ignorant and unlearned believing what God saith, become wise unto salvation. It is a sure direction in the way of duty. It is a sure fountain of living comforts and a sure foundation of lasting hopes. The statues of the Lord are right, just as they should be and, because they are right, they rejoice in the heart.
The commandments of the Lord are pure, holy, just, and good. By them, we discover our need for a Saviour, and then learn how to adorn his gospel. They are the means which the Holy Spirit uses in enlightening the eyes; they bring us to a sight and sense of our sin and misery and direct us in the way of duty. The fear of the Lord, that is, true religion and godliness, is clean, it will cleanse our way, and it endures forever.
We are most apt to wander from God when we are easy in the world. We should leave our concerns to the disposal of God, seeing we know not what is good for us. Lord, thou art our bountiful Benefactor.
What we love, we love to think of. All true wisdom is from God. A good man carries his Bible with him, if not in his hands, yet in his head and in his heart.
By meditation on God’s testimonies, we understand more than our teachers, when we understand our own hearts.
The written word is a surer guide to heaven than all the fathers, the teachers, and ancients of the church. We cannot, with any comfort or boldness, attend God in holy duties, while under guilt, or in any by-way. It was Divine grace in his heart, which enabled the psalmist to receive these instructions.
The soul has its tastes as well as the body. Our relish for the word of God will be greatest when that for the world and the flesh is least. The way of sin is a wrong way; and the more understanding we get by the precepts of God, the more rooted will be our hatred of sin; and the more ready we are in the Scriptures, the better furnished we are with answers to temptation.
Again please remember this is just a humble servant doing the bidding of Yeshua (Jesus). I pray for a safe journey forward. A walk-in God’s love and peace, and may the “SHARING OF YOUR LIGHT” in the Den of wolves be fruitful, remember, He is always with you if you hold His love in your heart forever.