I set out on September 1, 2018 to write, for our church, a daily devotional through the whole Bible. It is now November 27, 2023 and that project is completed. Whenever I quoted anything straight from a source, I tried to make sure that I included the source within each post (in parentheses). Additionally, early on this the process, I included mentions and links to a few books or commentaries I was reading as I studied and wrote. My primary sources through the whole process have been these:
- The ESV Study Bible. (c) 2008 by Crossway. (This is currently my “go-to” Study Bible)
- The MacArthur Study Bible. (c) 1997 by Word Publishing. (The link is for a newer 2nd edition with the New King James translation. This is the translation I own for the McArthur Study Bible. And this is the first Bible I read all the way through back in 2006.)
- The NIV Zondervan Study Bible. (c) 2015 by Zondervan.
These devotionals were never intended to be scholarly commentaries. They were intended to be a simple tool that anyone could use to stay on track in their devotional Bible reading, to have access to a few helpful thoughts, and to think through some questions in order to meditate on the Scriptures they’ve just read. If these devotionals are helpful to you in these ways, I praise the Lord.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
making wise the simple;
8 the precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes;
9 the fear of the Lord is clean,
the rules of the Lord are true,
and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.