6.12.2008

30 DoW: Psalm 19

Psalm 19

1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.

3 There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard.

4 Their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,

5 which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.

6 It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is hidden from its heat.

7 The law of the Lord is perfect,
reviving the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.

8
The precepts of the Lord are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.

9 The fear of the Lord is pure,
enduring forever.
The ordinances of the Lord are sure
and altogether righteous.

10
They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the comb.

attribute & response:
There are so many to choose here, but I picked "Glorious," primarily because of the sheer glory shown in creation as described in so much of this psalm. It ties right back to the first attribute we looked at, "Creator." The beauty of the earth and sky and sun declare His glory, and even non tangible things such as His Law are listed. Creation shows us His glory externally, and our reaction to His Law in fear and reverence—the Law written on every heart—that can show us His glory internally. Both leave everyone without excuse in calling out to Him.

He is glorious, and our purpose in life is to glorify Him, which everyone will one way or another. I pray I can do His will to glorify Him for the rest of my life, choosing to serve and respond to Him now.

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