Why do I keep coming back to this psalm? Read it– you’ll know why! Covers it all! As in some really big issues in life.
Let’s look at those first six verses. Want to know about God? Check out your surroundings. Gaze at the night sky. We live a mile or two from Puget Sound. Sitting on the beach, watching a state ferry ply the waters, or watching the distant snow-covered Olympic mountains, is magical. Tall evergreens sway majestically in a gentle breeze.
But I see more than that. I see creation. God’s handiwork…magnificent and beautiful. But there’s more. Always more. We see His work, but also His Word, the Bible.
Psalm 19: 7-11. King David uses so much grammar to describe God’s word. From these 5 verses, we learn that God’s Word is called the ‘law’, the ‘testimony’ to God’s truth, ‘precepts’ where God speaks with precision, ‘commandments’ and ‘rules’. Five nouns.
Then David writes about God’s word as ‘perfect’, and ‘sure’, ‘right’, and ‘pure’ and ‘clean’. Five adjectives. All together God’s Word results in ‘reviving’, ‘making (us) wise’, ‘rejoicing the heart’, and ‘enlightening our eyes’. Four verbs and adverbs.
The Word of God is like nothing else. Can sit on a shelf gathering dust or be put to use making life better in every way.
Pondering God’s creation and spending time in His creative Word, leads to worship of the Lord. And wisdom to stay on track with God’s ways.
Spend some time in Psalm 19. It’s more precious than gold. Sweeter than honey. Direction for life avoiding ungodly pitfalls, leading to blessings and great reward (vs. 10-11). This psalm covers it all!
Lord, for all your glory we worship you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.