Psalm 19:7 says, “The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.” Within this Psalm is found the word, testimony.
The Hebrew word for testimony is “ehud”, which literally means “witness” or “record”. In our legal system, if a crime is committed and someone sees it, they then give testimony in a courtroom of what they saw. Their testimony is a witness or record of what happened.
The root word also means “to duplicate or repeat”. So a testimony is a record about someone or something that is meant to be repeated or spoken about again and again. In one sense, the word, testimony, could mean that those who witness what God has done should repeatedly tell of His works.
In another sense, the word could mean that those testifying desire God to repeat that which is being recounted. They are fundamentally saying, “Do it again, Lord”.
Combining the two thoughts, we should repeatedly make known what God has done, which builds faith in what God can and will do in the future. As a result, in the telling of the testimony, we declare that we would like to see the Lord “do it again”.
We should note what the Lord has done in our lives and give testimony about it.
The Psalm, which is being quoted, is all about the Word of God, which is a testimony of what God has done through His people. It is a witness or record of God’s activity since the beginning of time. Throughout the Word of God, we see God’s faithfulness repeatedly. Indeed the testimony of the Lord is sure. He consistently repeats His faithfulness over and over, again and again.
Something to think about…