Psalm 19 Part 2
I am so encouraged by the reason for this psalm – to reveal the Lord! As I have reflected on this I realise that there were times when I desired something spectacular to happen in the church to make the church attractive to the world. This psalm reminds us of what God has already done and is visible to us so that we can exalt the Lord. I am challenged not to take God’s creation for granted but to take the time to consider how great is God’s creation. Verses 2 -6 gives us an explanation for our reaction when we are enthralled by His creation. Verse 2 says: “Day unto day utters speech and the night reveals knowledge”. When we are captivated by the wonder of His creation this verse says that as we take note of the greatness of God we are impacted, this observation speaks to us. This is something that I have lacked at times not acknowledging that Good’s greatness is right in front of me. Certainly, I am changed when I see His greatness it is a good idea to allow God’s creation to speak to us and give us His Knowledge. Verse 3 is very interesting for it says: “There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard”. This is a very strange statement but very revealing. The psalmist is declaring there is no part of the world that God is not speaking to people. The same idea is expressed in Verse 4 which says: “Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them, He has set a tabernacle for the sun”. NLT “The sun lives in the heavens where God has placed it”. It is good to understand that God gives everyone everywhere the opportunity to acknowledge the greatness of God. It is also important to be reminded of the position of the sun, it is the perfect position to support life on earth. The more you look at God’s creation. The more you realise that there is so much that we do not know. The same can be said about our relationship with the Lord – there is so much more that we can experience when we are not caught up with the hustle and bustle of life. Verse 5 gives an interesting allegory of how God’s creation affects people: “Which is like a Bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices like a strong man to run its race”. This is a very interesting statement – it refers to the Bridegroom who has experienced the pleasure of being with his wife for the first time there are very few words that can explain that feeling. This is how God wants us to react when we see the greatness of His creation. Next, it reminds us that when we have properly prepared for a race we cannot wait for the race to commence because the built-up expectation can be realised. Verse 6 says: “ Its rising is from one end of heaven, and its circuit to the other end; and there is nothing hidden from its heat”. This verse reinforces the truth that no one can say that they have not been impacted by God and that they have chosen to live a life that does not please God. I am encouraged by the fact that there is so much to learn about the greatness of God when we see and experience His creation.