The world is in chaos. That is not surprising to you. You hear about it every morning and evening in the news from multiple sources. I guess one solution is to turn off all news sources… But of course, that does no good.
By the way, in case you are wondering this is not new. It is throughout all the history of man. Look back at the time of the Flood [Genesis 6:5 The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.]. Look at how it was when Jesus was born [Matthew 2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men].
Look through any history book and you will quickly discover that the “new” news of today is just a repeat of what has gone on throughout history. We just have immediate access to what is happening everywhere at all times.
So, let me encourage you with something to meditate on. It will not stop the evil that is in this world. But it will do something in your soul. Notice, Psalm 19:7–11.
The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, 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 drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
Now you are refreshed. There is something perfect—the law of the Lord. There is something that never fails—the law of the Lord. There is something that is righteous—the law of the Lord. There is something that is pure and will last and is absolutely true—the law of the Lord. And it is of greater value than gold—what a commodity! And what a contrast to the world around and the news that surrounds us.
As you meditate on this psalm, you will gain a different perspective. There is something that is far more important than what you read on social media. There is something that is bigger than your problems. There is something that is more powerful than the sin that is in this world. You will find it in the treasures of the Law of the Lord.
Perhaps you know this psalm as a song. I do (but will not sing it to you which is to your advantage). If you know it, let it be a way of reviewing this portion of Scripture throughout your day.
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