It's Hard to Miss God (and why would you want to?)

May 24, 2014

David explodes with stunning clarity in Psalm 19, describing the ways God has made Himself known and how valuable it is to us.

IN THE HEAVENS

Look at the VERBS David uses to describe God's self-disclosure through nature (verses 1-4):

  • the heavens are TELLING...
  • their expanse is DECLARING...
  • day to day POURS FORTH speech
  • night to night REVEALS knowledge
  • their line (sound) has GONE OUT through all the earth
  • their utterances (have GONE OUT) to the end of the earth

Just open you eyes and ears on any common day and you will see and hear God! He is there for the knowing!

IN THE WORD

But there's more in this Psalm that makes any man foolish who lamely says God has not made Himself known to us. Look at the ADJECTIVES that describe God's word and the VERBS that describe what His word does (verses 7-11):

  • The law of the Lord is PERFECT, RESTORING the soul;
  • The testimony of the Lord is SURE, MAKING WISE the simple.
  • The precepts of the Lord are RIGHT, REJOICING the heart;
  • The commandment of the Lord is PURE, ENLIGHTENING the eyes.
  • The fear of the Lord is CLEAN, ENDURING forever; 
  • The judgments of the Lord are TRUE; they are RIGHTEOUS altogether.
  • They are MORE DESIRABLE than gold
  • SWEETER than honey
  • by them your servant is WARNED
  • In keeping of them there is GREAT REWARD.

What marvelous self-disclosure...that God would make himself known to man with such completeness, such convenience and availability. Why would we not open our eyes, and ears, and minds every single day and let Him in?




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