“I have rejoiced in your laws as much as in riches.” - Psalm 119:14 New Living Translation
A testament is something that provides proof or evidence; it’s a statement of belief. The Bible has an Old Testament and a New Testament. The Laws of Moses cover the Old Testament and God’s grace covers the New Testament. The Mosaic Law was the standard the followers of God were to abide by in that day. The Law was replaced by God’s grace once Christ came. The law no longer binds us yet if we are living to please God we will end up living out his laws as a natural outcropping of serving him. His laws do not restrict us but rather enable us to be all God knows we can be in this life.
The comparison of rejoicing in God’s Law as much as a person would in great riches may seem odd, especially to those in the world, but the follower of Christ has come to realize that while money is necessary to exist, it is easily spent and therefore does not last. Following God’s standards will lead us to true fulfillment, contentment and peace. This is something money cannot do no matter how great the amount happens to be.
You may find yourself struggling financially, but even if you were given the resources to eliminate your monetary woes you would still not be content. Money is one of those things a person seems to think they never have enough of. That which the Lord offers cannot be purchased with money. The one who meets our needs is the Lord. He is in Hebrew terms our Jehovah Jireh (ji’rah), our provider. There is nothing that we are in need of that God will not provide for us. So love God’s laws and live according to his statutes and you will find that while life this side of heaven will never be perfect, it will be the best it can be because of God’s involvement. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Life Application Study Bible.