Psalms 19:7 ¶ The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; 8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; 9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.10 More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. 11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned, And in keeping them there is great reward.
Last Thursday Alibaba was introduced to world of finance with much fanfare, as Panos Mourdoukoutas notes, “Anyone following Alibaba’s (NYSE:BABA) debut on Wall Street this week cannot help but be impressed by the buzz it generated among institutional and individual investors, as the stock rocketed higher in the first day of trade.” (Forbes Online, 09/20/2014) What is so good about Alibaba? Well, to many investors Alibaba is the next best thing to offer investors an avenue to enormous profits and earthly riches. However, as good of an investment Alibaba may be, if you are one of the fortunate investors to strike it rich through this investment, when you die, how much of your earthly wealth will you leave behind? And more importantly, “when you pass from earth into eternity, how much of your treasure will you take with you?” The answer to the first question is, “all of it.” And the answer to the second question is this; if your treasure was only material, then you will take nothing with you. (supposedly these were questions being asked after the death of J. D. Rockefeller)
Now if you will, imagine what would be the price of an IPO that promised to give “new life to the soul”, to give wisdom to the foolish”, to make “glad the heart”, to give “light to the eyes”, and it was always “clean”, “true”, and “full of righteousness” (quotes are excerpts of Psalm 19 from the Bible in Basic English)? Wouldn’t this product be priceless? Yet this is exactly what the Law of the Lord is guaranteed to do. Nevertheless, the LORD beckons us to come and buy it without money and without price. (Isaiah 55)
What grace the Lord has bestowed upon us in giving us the Bible; it is the only infallible source of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding on earth. Read it! Feast on it! And if you make it your aim in life to both know and to do it, God’s word will positively change your life forever.
Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; 7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; 8 He guards the paths of justice, And preserves the way of His saints.