Psalm 19:9 – The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
David loved the word of God, which was referred to as the Torah in his day. When he wrote the psalms, under the inspiration and revelation of the Holy Spirit, I believe his heart was truly in tune with God. This psalm about the Torah, God’s word is an encouragement to all who love it!
David said to Solomon, on his deathbed: “I go the way of all the earth; be strong, therefore, and prove yourself a man. And keep the charge of the Lord your God: to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgments, and His testimonies…that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn; that the Lord may fulfill His word which He spoke concerning me… (1 Kings 2: 2-4). David understood the importance of obeying the Word!
The phrase, “the judgments of the Lord” refers to His decisions about mankind and our situations. The Hebrew word, “mispat” has two main meanings, according to the Vine’s Dictionary. The first meaning is that “of sitting as a judge, hearing a case, and rendering a proper verdict. The second meaning carries a sense “in which things are in proper relationship to one’s claims; a judicial verdict. Nevertheless, the bottom line is that judgments refer to the One who offers a verdict over a case.That One is none other than the LORD!
In His word, God has made some judgments, and rather they are accepted or not; believed or not; wanted or not; they are so!
*Some say it doesn’t seem right that God dealt so harshly with the Egyptians, but guess what, it was His call and He made it!
*Some don’t like the truth that the soul that sins shall die, but again, that’s the decision God has made. And He informed us of His judgments so that we won’t sin and spend a Christless eternity in hell.
*Some don’t like the judgment that there is no other name given among men whereby we can be saved, His name is Jesus. His judgment has been sealed that if we don’t believe on the Lord Jesus, we shall perish.
*Some refuse to believe that God will turn them away because they don’t believe in Jesus, but sad will be the soul who leaves this earth holding that lie dear to his heart.
*Some don’t like that God judges the sin of homosexuality, that He forbids adultery and fornication, that He demands holiness, but His judgments are His. He is the Judge and the Juror and needs no advice or counsel for His judgments.
His judgments are true. They are the truth! They don’t change with generations. Generation X, Y and Z and every one before and behind have to submit to His judgments to be in right standing with Him. There is no other truth higher than His judgments and we need only to study them and trust in Him to see the truth of them. The freedom of knowing them and living with them in our heart.
His judgments are righteous, or right!! Can you imagine that? God is right? Of course He is! In every decision, every judgment, every call. He never has to apologize to anyone. He has never made a mistake, a bad call. He is just right all of the time, in every situation!! I heard someone quote a well know speaker saying that God will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah if He doesn’t punish America! How about this? I don’t think so!! He doesn’t need to or have to. As a matter of fact, with all of our issues and all of our sins, we are still not in the same boat as they were. How do I figure that? They couldn’t find ten righteous in the land and I know that we have hundreds of thousands in the land who have not bowed their knee to the devil!!
God’s judgments are dependable. They are the same for each of us. They are righteous all together for everyone. No getting around them or ignoring them. He knows what He is doing and what He has done. And again, they are with us in mind. Wonderful Jesus!