The 12 Days of Christmas Day 5
Five Golden Rings
The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired than gold, even much fine gold, sweeter than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Psalm 19:7-10
How do you show your love? Put a ring on it and make it gold to boot. God has shown us what He values in His law & testimony. The five golden rings remind us of the first five books of the Bible where God shares His testimony and His treasures with us. God values us and He values life, so He revealed those values to us in His creation and His commandments.
The problem is that Adam had sold us into a world that doesn’t value love and life. We were born into a world, a life, that exists in selfish survival and success. So, when God reveals His values to mankind, those values seem unattainable because of our selfish, sinful disposition.
God, however, reveals His values to us because He loves us, and the hope is that we will love Him because He loves us. We get it all confused and begin to think that how we live will determine who love. But God once again reveals to us that what we love determines how we live. And God sent His Son into this world and He fulfilled the law, not because of how He lived but because of who He loved.
The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul… making wise the simple… enlightening the eyes… enduring forever. God loves us and values us so much that He gave us His testimony and values to enlighten us, encourage us and envelop us in His love. And He said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and strength and love your neighbor as yourself.” Fall in love with the One who loves us, and we will find the life of the one who created us. Do we desire Him and His word more than us and our wants?