The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
Psalm 19:7 NIV
The Revised Statutes of Canada consolidates current federal laws in force, incorporating amendments into acts, adding new substantive acts enacted since the last revision and deleting rescinded acts. Thus far there have been six revisions: in 1886, 1906, 1927, 1952, 1970, and 1985. The Statutes of Canada are its own legal code. They are the federal legal code of Canada that contains the federal laws and statutes enacted by the Parliament of Canada, and are enacted into their own unified code.
The Revised Statutes of Canada have to be republished every few years because the laws in Canada are constantly changing. Every parliamentary session enacts a variety of legislation that governs our lives in so many ways. Sometimes they change so often and so radically that we find it impossible to keep up with the changes and new legislation. And it seems that you can’t, in fact, please all of the people all of the time, and we find ourselves at odds from time to time with a statute or two. The ultimate law giver is the Creator God of the universe, and those of us who love Him because we have been transformed by His Son, the Lord Jesus, find joy in serving Him. King David did, and so he writes in Psalm 19:7: “The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.” David understood the wisdom of God’s statutes. They bring refreshment to the soul because they are trustworthy, and as we delight in them, and live by them, we are set free from the sin and guilt that steal our joy. No wonder our souls are refreshed.
These have been words from the heart.