Glorious Proclamation

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky proclaims the work of His hands. The instruction of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy, making the inexperienced wise. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You,O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer (Psalm 19 vv. 1, 7, 14).

No nobler, more majestic psalm has ever been written about God’s revelation than Psalm 19. It tells us how God took the initiative to reveal himself to us—a concept beyond my comprehension. He did not leave us in darkness; he communicated through the sky and the Scripture.

Creation reveals God’s invisible qualities. His power and divine nature can be seen clearly in what he has made (Rom. 1). He holds each of us accountable for our response to this revelation. If we respond favorably, he sends more revelation (Acts 10). If we suppress this truth, we have no excuse!

Our Heavenly Father, a creative virtuoso, dazzles us with his power and might. Yet because he wants to be close to us, he bridged the distance between us with his Word, making possible an intimate relationship. His Word is perfect, restorative, and trustworthy (v. 7). It brings wisdom, joy, radiance, and light (vv. 7-8). His ordinances are pure, eternal, sure, and righteous (v. 9), They are more precious than gold and sweeter than honey (v. 10), Living on the basis of the law has it’s own great reward (v. 11).

The compelling message of the lyric, “But Greater Still,” convinces me that the value of God’s Word defies description. Its worth to me is intensely personal. It nourishes my soul, and it’s truth sets me free.

Personal Prayer

O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer,

may the words of my mouth

and the meditation of my heart

be pleasing in your sight.

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