The “law of the Lord is perfect.” God’s word is able to change the life of a person, turning them from sin and bringing them to God.
Just as God’s laws of nature testify to man’s need for God, God’s laws of pardon testify to the need of a Savior, which God has provided.
Those under the Old Law in which David lived had to look forward to the coming of that Savior, but we who live under the Law of Christ look back to what has been done for us. God’s law is complete for man. There is not another spiritual law needed by man, for God’s law is perfect.
The “testimony of the Lord is sure.” God’s words bear testimony to itself.
“Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began” (Titus 1:1-2).
The will of God has been revealed to man down through time. It is dependable or sure. Man’s words can be uncertain, some seek to add their words to God’s, but there is no need, for the Lord’s testimony can be relied on and trusted.
The “statutes of the Lord are right.” God’s word has been given to man at different times.
In the beginning, God spoke to the fathers – this is called the Patriarch age. Later, God gave the first written law to man, the Law of Moses. And in these, the last days, he has spoken to man by his Son and that word is recorded for all mankind (Heb. 1:1,2; 2 Time 3:16,17).
Today, we live in the Christian dispensation. Christ’s law is for us, and it is the law from which we will be judged (John 12:48).
The “commandments of the Lord are pure.”
There is no mix of different beliefs in the word of God, for it is pure from contamination.
The things God has commanded man to do down through the ages always have been what were needed for man to please God. Who else could have given these commands?
They “enlightened the eyes” of those to whom the commands were given. Man is able to see what he needs to do. Later, the psalmist would write,
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105).
The “fear of the Lord is clean.”
Man is to have the proper reverence for God. Down through the ages, some men have failed to give reverence and respect to God and his word.
God is not a man; he is Deity.
God’s word explains to man that God is to be held in awe and worshipped by man as God commands. If man has the proper respect for God and his word, he will be found “clean,” for he will be obedient to God, and what God’s law is teaching now will not change.
The “judgments of the Lord are true and righteous.”
All of God’s word is true and can be followed in complete confidence. Man does not have to worry about additions or subtractions coming from God.
God has given to man what man needs to know – it is up to man to follow them. God’s word is more precious than the most precious gold and should be desired more than anything else.
The sweetness of God’s word is to be desired more than all else.