Meditation on Psalm 19

Self Portrait With Dove, Paper Cutout, Phillip Schwartz


The law of the Lord is perfect and revives the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure and gives wisdom to the innocent.

Following the law of the Lord should bring us joy. If living a life of faith is drudgery and constant struggle, then maybe we’re overthinking it, or missing the point altogether. God’s law is love above all else. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with and all your soul, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:27) It isn’t always easy to follow a law based on love, but if it doesn’t come from love, it doesn’t come from God.

Phillip Schwartz


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