The Law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul…Psalm 19:7
The word of God is the most powerful and effective agent of restoration in existence. When He speaks, creation happens.
Listen to the Psalmist – the Law of the Lord (or His words – the bible), restores our souls. Like the words that you and I speak, the words that come from the mouth of God are detailing and displaying His nature to His creation. Think about this, when you and I speak, our inner-thoughts are made manifest through our language. Said a different way – when we speak, our language carries the song of our souls into the world around us (see Matthew 12:33-34).
He is Restoring
When Jesus opens His mouth (remember all scripture is God-breathed and is therefore the living and active words of God (Heb. 4:12, 2 Tim. 3:16)), His nature – perfect love – is carried out into creation. The perfection of Jesus contained in His words then freely move and have their effect on all who hear His voice… He begins to restore the dimness of our souls.
Again, the words of Jesus contain the perfect nature of God. When we sit and receive His words to us (read the bible), we enter into a most holy restorative process. Like Paul says in Philippians 1:6, the work that He began in us when we first believed, continues through the working of His Spirit in the manifestation of His nature through His word…He is restoring.
You and Me
It is simple, isn’t it? Jesus speaks – we listen and receive – His perfection restores our souls…
From my heart to yours, I want to encourage you with this truth – there is no other way to be restored. Nothing in this world contains perfection, therefore nothing in this world is able to restore something that is broken back to a state of perfection…a dirty rag can’t clean a dirty surface – things just get more dirty.
That is how it is in our lives. The perfection of Jesus contained and displayed through the Gospel is the power of God for salvation for anyone who believes. Nothing and no one else has this miracle-working power!
If your heart is hurting, if you are in need of restoration – find a quiet moment, ask for His guidance, and feast on His words to you…they can restore anyone, at anytime, anywhere.
What a wonderful Jesus we have :). Let’s revel in His perfection through His words today. I promise, we won’t be disappointed!