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Daily Devotional: Wednesday, December 29 - A Pleasing Aroma

“The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.” — Psalm 19:9-10

God’s glory is declared in the things He has made, and all of creation proclaims His masterful work as the Creator. Indeed, even the stones will erupt in praise for our Savior because of His all-encompassing splendor.

For the psalmist in Psalm 19, the sun itself testifies of His sovereignty. It rises each day dressed for action and runs its course with steadiness and certainty. Nothing hides from the heat of the sun, and nothing hides from the hand of God’s sovereignty.

God’s Word is perfect and without flaw. It revives our souls. God’s testimony is true and gives us wisdom. His instruction is righteous and leads us to rejoice. His commands are pure and enlighten our perspective. The awesomeness of God is clear and everlasting.

May we desire God’s Word more than gold, and may we find His sovereignty sweeter than honey. For by His decrees we are warned, and in keeping them we are rewarded. May our Lord make us blameless and pure in His sight. And may the words of our mouths and the daily meditation of our hearts be a pleasing aroma in His presence.

“The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.” — Psalm 19:9-10

Terry Evans, Atlanta Braves chaplain

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