7The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple;
8the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes;
9the fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb.
11Moreover by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
12But who can detect their errors? Clear me from hidden faults.
13Keep back your servant also from the insolent; do not let them have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.
Reflect and Pray:
People have always considered gold to be one of the most precious and valuable minerals in the whole world. So, the psalmist may have shocked his contemporaries when he insisted that God’s law is “more precious than gold.”
In the last decade, the price of gold in American dollars has risen more from $800 an ounce to about $1,200 an ounce. That is a 50% increase. It has always been considered one of the very best investments. So, how can we join the poet in asserting God’s law is “more precious than … much pure gold”? Have you had a 50% increase in your desire for God in the past 10 years?