“The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring for ever. The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous.”
Psalms 19:7-9 NIVUK
Sadly, most people in my community, in my nation, neither read the Bible or have a relationship with God. But, to me, just reading these verses from Psalm 19 builds a picture of how closely human beings fit into God. A bit like a skilled carpenter making a joint, one piece of wood fitting precisely into another. It’s how we are designed. God made us to be a round peg in His round hole, fitting perfectly. We each have our own unique God-designed and built round hole and we can find out all about it by reading His Word and building a relationship with Him. And in the process we let God gently ease us into what He has for us, sandpapering off the bits that don’t fit. These verses tell us that by keeping close to God, learning in obedience about everything He has for us in His perfect design, then we will enjoy all we need for a full and fruitful life.
So why is it that human beings reject the unique and perfect round hole God has made for them, and instead design and build their own square holes. Then, when they try and fit into them, they wonder why their life becomes difficult. They wonder why their mental health suffers. They wonder why they seem to have constant struggles and problems, just getting through each day. Frank Sinatra’s legacy of “I’ll do it my way” has a lot to answer for.
God’s ways are perfect and when we embrace them, our souls truly will be refreshed. And we truly will experience a Godly “holeness”.