Psalm 19

Hello, my friend.  Now today we read PSALM 19, which is surely one of the mountain peaks of this great collection of inspired writings.  It shouts the glad tidings that God longs to speak to us, His beloved children, and has done so in three particular ways, through His World, vss.1-6, through His Word, vss. 7-10 and through His Workers, His children scattered throughout the world, vss. 11-14.  You will notice how forcefully David writes about the fact that God longs to share with us the wonders of Himself.

First, he shouts that the heavens declare God’s glory, and the skies proclaim His embroidery-work, as one has put it.  Is there a God?  Just look around, David cries, reminding us that every day creation displays the knowledge of God, throughout the world.  And we find it a fact that ethnologists, who study the various societies of the world, primitive and modern, have never found any society, be it ever so remote from other human contact, ever so rudimentary in its physical development, which does not have at its core a strong religious belief.  The heavens declare God’s glory.

Then we read that God’s Word is perfect, trustworthy, right, making the simple wise, and giving joy to the heart.  As we revere God and His Word, we find that indeed the Scriptures are more precious than gold, sweeter than fresh honey from the honey-comb, a delight to the eye and great pleasure to our deepest needs.

Finally, in vss.11-14, God speaks to the world through His servants, His children, who live in the light of His Word, with a longing to be kept pure and effective, praying for protection from the danger of presumptuous sins, the easy foolishness of refusing to allow God to reveal His glory to the world, among my colleagues at work, wherever, through people like you and me.

And in that last memorable verse, David says (vs.14),  “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”  I love that word in Luke 6:45, “..out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”  That’s the key, being filled with the Spirit, filled with the Word, filled with a sense of God’s glory.  And that makes every day a joy on the journey.

“Thank you, Lord, for this precious Psalm, which stirs us to continue to proclaim the works of your hands, by the way we live this coming day let us somehow also declare your glory.   Bless my friend, who is alongside, Lord, and especially those in urgent need.  We love you, Lord.” 

And I thank Him for you, my friend.  Cheerio!

Psalm 19

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